Hack the Law 2017 Mentor guide

The mentor’s have an essential role to make “Hack the Law!” successful.

The mentors are highly skilled persons with industry knowledge, who will guide and support the teams in their work on Saturday and Sunday. This is done via sparring, dialogue and constructive feedback. Both teams and mentors are encouraged to actively seek out conversations, toss around ideas in a friendly and informal way. Concrete themes that the mentors can help the teams with could be e.g. how to turn abstract ideas into actual concepts, how to choose tech applications to fit the solution, and how to make great pitches.

A good mentor is someone who’s easy to talk with, playful, a good listener, willing to help, and passionate about law, technology, and design. Still, the most important thing is to have fun, because that’s how great ideas come into being. For the mentor, “Hack the Law!” provides visibility, great networking opportunities, novel insights into fresh new ideas, and a chance to learn new things.

We hope the mentors would be willing to be at the Think Corner to assist teams on Saturday between 11am- 6pm and on Sunday from around 10am until the hack deadline at 3pm. An hour or two at a time is sufficient over all but, of course, if you want to stay longer, we strongly encourage this!

Saturday is the main day for the teams to work on their idea and we expect that there will be a need for mentoring throughout the day.

On Sunday, the teams will prepare for their final presentation. They will have an opportunity to receive feedback on their pitches before it’s time to enter the stage.

Lunch will be served at 13:00-14:30 on Saturday and 14:00-15:30 on Sunday. The hack presentations start at 16:00 and prize ceremony and afterparty starts after 17:00. We warmly welcome all mentors to attend the finale and party.

A good mentor

  • Is a good listener and open-minded for new ideas
  • Is active and seeks contact with the participants
  • Knows how to turn abstracts ideas into concepts
  • Can give positive feedback and constructive critique
  • Has a genuine interest for legal tech and wants to see a change in the legal industry

The hackathon starts with the pre-event on Friday. The event is great opportunity to meet the other mentors, Legal Tech Lab crew, researchers and advisory board. And of course, there will be wine and some snacks available. Please let us know you are coming if you have not yet registered.