We hope to be able to host events again soon.  

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Over the past few months the Legal Innovation Centre has been involved in the following activities - 


Legal Hackers – Privacy & Contact Tracing Apps – COVID-19 Panel Series

2 Jun 2020

Activity: Invited talk – Mark Potkewitz


Contract tracing, along with Contact Tracing Apps have been identified as a key component of the potential route out of the current UK lockdown.
Whilst the government has moved forward developing its own NHS App, some parties have advocated for a more decentralised solution upon which third parties could build applications (such as the system being developed jointly by Apple and Google, or the European open-source DP3T project). This panel explored the pros and cons of the current solutions being mooted, considered the privacy concerns relating to such applications, and the implications for society in both the short and medium term.

Cybersecurity – Research ethics and the practicalities of technology

2 Jun 2020 


Prof Rory O'Connell organised and chaired a seminar by Mark Potkewitz on Cybersecurity aimed at PhD researchers.


Lunch and Learn on Open Source Software Licensing 

19 Mar 2020

Activity:  Invited talk held virtually


Brooklyn Law School Academic Visit (Virtual Teaching) 

1 Jun 2020 → 17 Jul 2020

World Legal Summit (Publisher) 1 Jul 2020

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work by Mark Potkewitz


Suggested legislative measures to overcome the contact tracing “trust gap”

Law and Technology Conference 2020 – The Law Society of Scotland.  

20 Sep 2020

Activity: Invited talk – Mark Potkewitz


Student Research Network Summer Seminar Law and Technology (Virtual Seminar) 11 Jun 2020

Activity: Invited talk – Mark Potkewitz 


This was the first online seminar of the SRN Summer Seminar Series. The theme: 'Law and Technology' included presentations from PhD researchers, comments from expert discussants, and a Q&A session.

Round Table Breakfast Meeting – Efficacy and Predictability of AI? 

1 Aug 2019 


Law and Technology Conference 2019 – Talk on ‘How technology is changing legal practice’.

9 Oct 2019


Legal Hackers International Summit 2019

13 Sep 2019 → 15 Sep 2019


EMEA Legal Hackers Summit

7 Jun 2019 → 9 Jul 2019

Technological Disruptions in Legal Practice Conference

25 Sep 2019 at Athlone Institute of Technology

Past Events

  • CANCELLED The Computer says No: how ‘welfare’ algorithms punish the poor.
    25 Mar 2020, 17:30
    Ulster University, York St, Belfast BT15 1ED, UK
  • AI in the Future of Law & Business
    Thu, 23 Jan
    Ulster University Belfast Campus
    23 Jan 2020, 08:00 – 13:00
    Ulster University Belfast Campus, York St, Belfast BT15 1ED, UK
    Half day conference on the future of AI in Law and Business, looking particularly at lawtech and fintech Speakers to be confirmed. The Legal Innovation Centre will host this in partnership with Ulster University Business School.
  • Disruption in Legal Tech - Threat or Opportunity? - Interactive Workshop
    12 Nov 2019, 08:00 – 11:00 GMT
    University of Ulster, Belfast Campus, York St, Belfast, UK
    Join Joy Heath Rush, Jim McKenna, TJ Johnson, Mark Potkewitz, and Moira Loughran at Ulster University in Belfast, Northern Ireland for the interactive workshop “Disruption in Legal Tech – Threat or Opportunity?” on 12th November!