The 2017 UTS LSS Intervarsity Legal Technology Law Moot will be the only Intervarsity Mooting Competition in Australia with Legal Technology as the subject area and is being introduced after the tremendous success of the Internal Legal Technology Law Mooting Competition that has been run by the UTS Law Students’ Society since 2016.
The General Rounds will be held over the weekend of Saturday, 7 – Sunday, 8 October at the University of Technology Sydney, whilst the Grand Final of the Competition is to be held on Tuesday, 10 October with the venue still to be confirmed.
We are seeking assistance from legal professionals to ensure that the competitors have the opportunity to benefit from the knowledge and expertise of those who grapple with these issues on a day-to-day basis. As such, we would like to extend an open invitation to all UTS Alumni and friends to assist with the judging of the inaugural UTS LSS Legal Technology Law Moot. No experience in Legal Technology is required, but an interest in that area is preferred. The time required from a judge is typically 2 hours, however, the times may vary.
The moot will engage with established principles of law, as well as with the inherent uncertainty within the modern technological landscape. This in turn will provide competitors with the opportunity to develop creative solutions to a range of issues within the consistently evolving area of law pertinent with legal technology. Thus, the competition serves as a fantastic opportunity for students to engage with new technological developments, whilst simultaneously furthering their adversarial skills.
The competition is to be contested by four teams, with each representing a different Law Students’ Society. This is tentatively set to include the UTS Law Students’ Society, the Sydney University Law Society, the UNSW Law Society and the Macquarie University Law Society.