Global Legal Hackathon at HAW Hamburg

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02/11/2019 12:22

Global Legal Hackathon at HAW Hamburg

Dr. Katharina Jeorgakopulos Presse und Kommunikation
Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften Hamburg

    The HAW Hamburg is a host location for the Global Legal Hackathon, a worldwide event occurring over the weekend of February 22 - 24, 2019. The Event will bring together representatives from the world’s largest law firms, corporations, and tech innovators, among others, to create rapid development of tech solutions to progress the legal industry and improve the practice of law and access to legal services.

    Along with over 50 other locations across 25 countries, spanning six continents the HAW Hamburg was chosen as a host location for the inaugural Global Hackathon based on its commitment to legal innovation both in the private and public sectors.

    “I am really proud, that we have been considered as one of the international hosts and that we are supported by Digital Hub Logistics GmbH and the international law firm TaylorWessing. I like this kind of interdisciplinary competitions not only focusing on the best program, but also fighting for the best concept. Team spirit and mixed teams of jurists, programmers, softwarearchitects, marketeers and moderators are required. For those who cannot start with a full team or those who are interested as a single participant, we will start the event with a mix and match to build new teams“, said Volker Skwarek, speaker of the research center for digital business processes at HAW Hamburg.

    In addition to the HAW Hamburg, other hosts for the inaugural Global Legal Hackathon include major multinational corporations, world-famous universities, innovative non-profit associations, and think tanks. At each location, teams of individuals, many of whom will be meeting and working together for the first time, will spend the weekend ideating and developing tech solutions that impact the practice, business, and delivery of legal services.

    About the Global Legal Hackathon
    The Global Legal Hackathon engages law schools, law firms and in-house departments, legal technology companies, governments, and service providers to the legal industry – across the globe. It will bring together the best thinkers, doers and practitioners in law in support of a unified vision: rapid development of solutions to improve the legal industry, worldwide.


    22. February, 2019 until 24. February, 2019
    The scenic venue of the Digital Hub Logistics GmbH in the historic Speicherstadt in Hamburg, St. Annenufer 2, 20457 Hamburg.

    Friday, 22. February, 2019
    3 pm: local registration at Digital Hub in Hamburg
    4 pm: welcome and introduction
    4.30 pm: Team Formation/Mix and Mangle
    5 pm (mandatory for all participants in Hamburg): Kick-off, rules and safety
    6 pm: start hacking

    Saturday, 23. February, 2019
    Full day hacking

    Sunday, 24. February, 2019
    3 pm: Pitching to Judging Panel
    5 pm (or hopefully earlier): Winning teams announcements




    Hamburg University of Applied Sciences
    Faculty Life Sciences
    Prof. Dr.-Ing. Volker Skwarek
    Research and Transfer Center „digital business processes“
    Research group DLT³-Hamburg
    Tel.: +49 40 428 75 – 6435

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