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Herbert Smith Freehills launches 1000-student online digital law course

04 October 2021 | Global
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As technologies like blockchain and AI tighten their grip on the modern economy, Herbert Smith Freehills offers three, online primers to usher students into the pioneering field of digital law.

The course, which requires no prior knowledge of either technology or law, consists of three interactive one-hour sessions that shine a light on the cutting-edge work that future lawyers can expect to do at a leading international law firm.

Attendees will hear from Herbert Smith Freehills' digital lawyers about how emerging technologies like blockchain and artificial intelligence are impacting the legal advice they give and the way they work. The course covers news-topping technologies including cryptocurrencies, non-fungible tokens (NFTs), connected and autonomous vehicles (CAV) and smart legal contracts.

Registration for the course opens today (4 October) [] and closes on Wednesday 20 October, with sessions taking place on Tuesday evenings on the 2nd, 9th and 16th of November. Students who attend the course also have the opportunity to win a two day work experience with Herbert Smith Freehills' digital lawyers.

"Blockchain and artificial intelligence sound futuristic, but they are routinely used and advised on by lawyers today. Understanding the profound impact that these emerging technologies are having on all businesses - law firms included - is a must for any future lawyer. This course will give students a much-needed practical understanding of how digital change is reshaping the practice of law." says Alex Cravero, UK, US & EMEA Lead of Herbert Smith Freehills' Digital Law Group.

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