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Herbert Smith Freehills launches digital law course for students in Asia and Australia

17 February 2022 | Australia, Asia
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Herbert Smith Freehills has launched a free online course for students in Asia and Australia exploring how emerging technologies such as blockchain and artificial intelligence are impacting clients and the business of law. Students who attend the course will have the opportunity to win a mentoring session with Herbert Smith Freehills' market-leading digital lawyers.

The course consists of three one-hour lectures, presented by experts from the firm’s Digital Law Group who specialise in blockchain, smart legal contracts, NFTs and artificial intelligence, and routinely advise some of the world’s largest technology brands.

The course is intended for university students of all levels and backgrounds who have an interest in a career in law. It requires no prior knowledge of either technology or law and is open to students in Australia, Hong Kong SAR, India, Indonesia, Japan, Mainland China, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea & Thailand.

Registration for the course closes on Monday 7 March, with the lectures taking place on 22 and 29 March and 5 April. The lectures include:  

  • Introduction to Digital Law: The core concepts of digital law and how are they reshaping businesses
  • Advising Digital Clients: How emerging technologies are impacting clients and the advice lawyers give
  • Being Digital Lawyers: How emerging technologies are impacting law firms and changing how lawyers operate

Herbert Smith Freehills’ Digital Law Lead, Australia and Asia, Susannah Wilkinson, said: "Emerging technologies like blockchain and artificial intelligence are transforming businesses, including law firms. This digital transformation presents immense opportunities to both law firms and their clients and is rapidly becoming essential knowledge for lawyers. This course will give students a much-needed practical understanding of how digital technologies are reshaping the practice of law.”

Herbert Smith Freehills previously ran the course for students in the UK and Europe in 2021 and it was very well received.

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