Legal Innovation Courses
A wide range of courses for all - supporting personal and professional development.
The centre is designed to prepare students for the new and evolving legal marketplace by providing them with the knowledge and skills needed by 21st Century lawyer.
New courses for September 2020
LLM/MSc Corporate Law and Computing
New for September 2020, the new LLM/MSc Law and Technology Masters degree is a practical and highly innovative programme designed with high levels of industry input and with industry placements available.
It will develop the students’ knowledge of the intersection between corporate law and legal technology to make for a highly sought-after graduate in this emerging area.
In particular, it will enable students to identify appropriate applications of legal technology in practice, to understand the strengths and weaknesses of competing algorithmic approaches, and to apply techniques in data science and data analytics to optimise legal business processes.
Modules are available in both law and computer science, and, depending on the preponderance of credits in either area, the student will graduate with either an LLM or an MSc.
Companies have provided us with the following testimonials:
"The delivery of legal services is evolving quickly, and depends increasingly on the overlapping disciplines of data science. Ulster University’s new 'Corporate Law and Computing' course is an exciting opportunity to acquire the practical knowledge and skills that are much in demand, as legal practices of all types equip themselves with the resources they need to support markets, commerce and society in the new data-centric era."
Stephen Bartlett, EMEA Regional General Counsel & Global Co-Head Markets and Securities Services Legal, Citi
"Allen & Overy is a significant employer of law graduates in Northern Ireland and is supportive of the proposed new LLM/MSc law & technology masters programme. We are increasingly interested in employing graduates with multi-disciplinary skill-sets, particularly those with legal technology and computing backgrounds."
Angela Clist, Partner, Head of Legal Services Centre, Belfast, Allen & Overy LLP
"We would very much be interested in employing candidates that graduated from your programs that had legal / law training paired with computer science. It’s very much a skillset that will be increasingly in demand as we look for individuals who can bridge the data science through to practical legal application."
Nick Thomson, GM, iManage RAVN
If you would like information or to speak to someone about the programme, please leave your contact details with Project Co- ordinator Marcella McCann, firstname.lastname@example.org
Short Course – Legal Technology and Innovation
The Course covers a range of issues as they apply to law and legal practice such as machine learning, privacy, natural language processing, encryption, intellectual property, blockchain, and emerging technology.
The Legal Innovation Centre has also partnered with several technology solutions providers to give students exposure to some the applications and platforms widely used by some of the largest law and professional service firms.