Law and Digitalization – 09/06/2017

Do you want to be part of the Change in Legal Services? Legal Tech Lab’s international conference ”Law and Digitalization – Rethinking Legal Services” examines the tension between disruption and regulation. Legal technology is shifting the boundaries of law, redefining how legal services are rendered, challenging the image of tailor-made legal advice by viral apps such as DoNotPay.

What are the boundaries of disruption within the regulated area of legal services? How should the legal field embrace technology? What follows from the paradigmatic change of the legal market? Law and Digitalization – Rethinking Legal Services provides an overview of digitalization of legal practices. The first step towards digitalization of legal services done right is to define the needs and perspectives invested in law and technology.

Please follow link to detailed programme 

 

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Registration required.  UPDATE: REGISTRATION IS CLOSED, the conference is fully booked. Please contact info@legaltechlab.fi for enquiries.

Law and Digitalization

11.30- 12.00    REGISTRATION

12.00-12.15      OPENING REMARKS

12.15-12.30      WELCOME NOTE

12.30-13.15      ALLEGALITY: DISRUPTING THE STATE'S MONOPOLY ON LAW

13.15-14.15      STUDENT PANEL

14.15-14.45      COFFEE BREAK

14.45-15.45      PANEL: BETWEEN DISRUPTION AND REGULATION

15.45-16.15      THE PAST, THE PRESENT AND THE FUTURE OF LAW AND TECHNOLOGY: MARRIAGE OR A MISSMATCH?

16.15-16.45      COFFEE BREAK

16.45-17.15      THE WAY TOWARDS LEGAL DIGITALIZATION: WHAT ARE THE BEST PRACTICES?

17.15-18.00      RESPONSIBLE DIGITALIZATION: FITTING ETHICS WITH INNOVATION

18.00-18.15      CONCLUDING REMARKS

18.15-19.30      COCKTAILS

 

Keynotes will be delivered by two prestigious international speakers: Dr. Gemma Galdon Clavell  (Eticas Consulting, University of Barcelona) and Dr. Gavin Wood (Parity Technologies).

Dr. Gemma Galdon Clavell is a policy analyst working on surveillance, the social, legal and ethical impact of technology, smart cities, privacy, security policy, resilience and policing. She has founded Eticas Research & Consulting and through this work examines the interaction between changing social values, engineering possibilities and fundamental rights. Dr Galdon Clavell is also a finalist for the EU Prize of Women Innovators 2017.

Dr Gavin Wood is one of Ethereum's co-founders, the blockchain-based platform for smart contracts. Currently, he is the CTO of Parity Technologies, the blockchain company that has created the world’s fastest and lightest client in order to facilitate interaction with the Ethereum network. Dr Wood has given talks and keynotes to various audiences both in tech conferences and law schools and has coined the term ‘allegality’, which refers to systems or devices outside all legal systems.

 

The conference will be held at the University of Helsinki, main building, Small hall on June 9, 2017 at 12-18:15 pm. Entry from Fabianinkatu 33.

After the conference there is a cocktail reception with unique networking opportunities.

APPLY FOR THE STUDENT PANEL at our June 9th conference  BY SENDING THE ABSTRACT (a short summary of maximum 500 words) TO: info@legaltechlab.fi

THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS IS APRIL 30, 2017 at 12 pm. We prefer submissions in English but you may also submit your paper in Finnish. The Lab provides the selected students support in planning their presentations. Three best proposals will be selected to present their work for the prestigious conference participants. Don’t miss your chance of getting top notch feedback on your work! THE BEST PROPOSALS ARE AWARDED WITH A MONEY PRIZE OF 1.000 € AND THE PUBLICATION OF THE WORK THROUGH THE LAB’S NETWORKS.

Not sure if this is your thing? Too Finnish to believe in your skills of public speaking and in need of reassurance? Have questions? Please contact one of the student members of the Lab: lila.kallio(at)helsinki.fi

Proposals must be related to law and technology or digitalization of legal services and may belong to any field of law. Proposals should focus, for example, on the following themes:

– contract automation – digital conflict management – IPR issues related to technology, – digital rights management – blockchains and smart contracts – machine learning, legal AI, robotics – fintech and legal tech – open data – surveillance and privacy – compliance and governance issues – e-commerce

For more info on the Lab, check out: www.facebook.com/legaltechlab

 

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