Legal Innovation


Queen Mary Legal Innovation Society (QMLIS) aims to introduce law and non-law students to the legal technologies used throughout the legal field. Members from all academic levels do not require technical knowledge as they are welcome to develop their interests and skills concerning the use in the legal sector of innovations such as Smart Contracts, Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain/Fintech.

Throughout the year, the society promotes legal innovation and raises the awareness of its members on those breakthroughs through webinars and socials. The student-run newsletter allows its members to be up to date on the legal tech disruptions in the city and globally. This will both strengthen applications and prepare the next generation of lawyers to face the legal problems of tomorrow using technology.

Queen Mary Legal Innovation Society is glad to present the Queen Mary Legal Tech Academy: 

What is the QM Legal Tech Academy? 

The first society-organised academy on Legal Tech! With keynote talks from firms and workshops by legal tech companies, the academy aims at preparing students to face legal challenges with technological solutions.


The aim? 

Learning how companies create the tech and how firms implement those innovations will allow you to have an overview of the field of legal tech and an understanding of how those innovative mindsets are shaping the future of law! 


The benefit?

The firms attending the QMLTA are at the forefront of Legal Tech. Those firms set themselves apart from their counterparts due to their vision.  Attending the QMLTA will allow you to understand the firm's vision better, which is crucial during application season. Attending the Academy will also allow you to obtain a QMLTA CERTIFICATE, a way to showcase on your CV/Linkedin your interest in the fast-growing sector of Legal Tech and a way to align with the firms represented by acknowledging their effort to share their insights. 


The date?

The QMLTA will run from 30th Nov to 11th Dec. We have 7 events aligned over two weeks.

The idea with timing is that the QMLTA is at a crucial part of application season, it will be the last opportunity, to learn about firms and network right before the Christmas break - during which Vac scheme/ TC applications are written.

How can I attend?

If you are a QMLIS member: grab a free QM Legal Tech Academy Ticket! 

If you are not a QMLIS: grab a 1£ QMLTA Ticket OR grab a 3£ membership + a free ticket. 

The events?


Monday 30th Nov 6pm: Shawn Curran (Travers Smith's Head of Legal Technology).

Thursday 3rd of Dec 6 pm: Rachel Lidgate (Herbert Smith Freehills Partner Dispute Resolution & member Digital Law Group). +  Alex Cravero (Herbert Smith Freehills Senior Associate / Lead of the Digital Law group UK/ US/ EMEA

Tuesday 8th December 6pm: Technology Transactions with Amy Collins (Associate at Cooley)

Thursday 10th Dec 5pm: Alister Wye (Latham & Watkins's Innovation Lead)


Legal Tech Companies: 

Thursday 3rd of Dec 5pm: Amy Conroy (OpenTenancy Founder)

Friday 4th Dec 4pm: Avokka (Contract automation workshop) (this event also allows you to obtain an Avokka Academy Certificate).

Wednesday 9th December 5pm: Legatics's Software Demonstration. 


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Sponsors & Partners of the Society: Linklaters & Clifford Chance.

Firms collaborating: Latham & Watkins / Herbert Smith Freehills / Travers Smith / Cooley LLP.

Companies collaborating: OpenTenancy / Avokka / Legatics. 

Contact details:

President : Maximilien Clement /

Co-vice-presidents : Ahmad Alattas & Kieran Teo /

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