LegalTech Summer School Swansea University, August 5-9, 2019

The LTSS 2019 offers the opportunity to learn about the application of Artificial Intelligence concepts and technologies as they apply to law and legal services, which are driving dramatic change in LegalTech.

The Hillary Rodham Clinton School of Law, Swansea University, is pleased to announce the first LegalTech Summer School (LTSS), to be held from 5-9 August 2019 at the Bay Campus, Swansea, UK.

The LTSS 2019 will offer a range of introductory and advanced courses, taught by lecturers from industry and academia. In addition, prominent invited speakers and panel discussions will address the future of LegalTech.

The programme is aimed first and foremost at legal professionals working in private sector law firms, public sector government offices, and third sector non-profit organisations. Selected postgraduate students in Law and Computer Science may also attend.

Courses on offer will be from among:

— machine learning
— distributed ledger/blockchain
— knowledge representation and reasoning
— natural language processing
— modeling the law and the roles of lawyers
— dispute resolution
— machine readable representation of the law
— case-based reasoning
— others to be announced

Attending this School could contribute towards fulfilling a legal professional’s need to ensure continued competence. During the LTSS2019, there will be opportunities for self-reflection. Some relevant links:

The Solicitors Regulatory Authority on Continuing Competence
Law Society Continuing Competence Guidance

The LTSS is organised by Dr Adam Wyner, Associate Professor of Law and Computer Science, Director of the Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Law.

To join our mailing list for updates, please use this link to the expression of interest form. Further information about the application process and costs will be provided in due course. Note that places are limited and your expression of interest does not guarantee a place on the summer school.

For further information, email us at and follow us on Twitter #LTSS2019

The ethos of the University, as an educational charity, encourages learning, free sharing of ideas, growth of novel ideas, and ongoing professional development based on what is learned. In keeping with this ethos we expect participants to have unencumbered access to tools and materials during the summer school. In order to fully benefit from this learning experience, we would expect such free access to continue for a reasonable period of time after the summer school. In addition, the University would look to use, share, and develop within an educational context the tools and materials provided by collaborators at the summer school. We expect that contributors used to university collaboration are already familiar with this context. If however any participant has any issue with this, please contact Adam Wyner ( for clarification or modification.

Author: Adam Wyner

Associate Professor of Law and Computer Science, Swansea University, United Kingdom

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