- Award-winning firm partners with University of Technology Sydney (UTS)
- Students will gain an appreciation of the diversity of career paths where law meets technology
Cementing its reputation as Australia's leading law firm in tech and innovation through a new partnership with UTS, Lander & Rogers is educating the next generation of legal professionals via its Law Tech Clinic.
Lander & Rogers, leaders in innovation and technology within Australia's legal sector and one of the most sought-after firms for legal graduates, has been educating the next generation of legal professionals via its Law Tech Clinic.
The specialised program has been considered a big success at Monash University in Melbourne and will be launching on 21 February 2022 at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS).
Partnering with UTS, Lander & Rogers will work with BotL—a student-led startup that aims to innovate the way Australian law schools prepare students for the future of legal practice—to deliver the 12-week, university-industry-partnered internship.
Lander & Rogers' deep industry knowledge, coupled with BotL's hands-on approach to learning of legal technology, places students at the heart of technological disruption in law.
During the first phase of the 12-week project, students will take part in a series of weekly workshops to develop an understanding of the relationship between technology and law. A range of distinguished speakers from experienced technology lawyers to design thinking advocates will share their expertise.
Phase two of the Law Tech Clinic will see students briefed by lawyers from Lander & Rogers. They will then meet a Lander & Rogers' client, with whom they'll be working on a solution for a specific pain point.
The students will build a legal technology app, prototyping and testing the app under supervision from their industry mentor and, ultimately, presenting their deliverable. The expectation is that this will be client-ready and add real value to Lander & Rogers’ delivery of legal advice.
The Law Tech Clinic is designed so that students will not only leave with confidence in their ability to adapt to the changing demands of legal practice, but also with an appreciation of the diversity of career paths where law meets technology.
Jasmine Hermiz, a law student at Monash University who participated in the Law Tech Clinic in 2021 said, "This placement imparted knowledge of human-centred legal design while ensuring empathy was built into the processes.
This was an incredibly rewarding experience where I truly appreciated the value of innovation in the legal profession - a necessity to respond to evolving client and lawyer needs."
Michelle Grossmann, Chief Innovation Officer at Lander & Rogers said, "Delivering the best law firm experience to our clients is underpinned by having the best, most technologically-advanced legal minds working on real-world challenges. We're delighted to be working with the students of UTS before their careers take shape. Exposing them to the technological aspects of law is incredibly important as we move into the future as an industry."
Maxine Evers, Associate Dean of Education for the Faculty of Law at UTS said, "We're excited to be working with Australia's leading independent law firm, giving our students the opportunity to participate in the Law Tech Clinic for university credit. Lander & Rogers has an exceptional reputation as a law firm and its commitment to innovation and technology means our students will be primed for the real world upon graduation."
The Law Tech Clinic will run during the autumn session from 21 February to 16 May.
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