This Melbourne Law School event showcases apps designed by the Law Apps class. Student teams compete for the honour of being judged the Herbert Smith Freehills Best Law App.
During semester one 2020, Gary Cazalet taught the seventh Law Apps class at Melbourne Law School. Over the semester the class learnt about legal technology, disruption in the legal profession, innovation, creativity and human centred design.
Groups of students identified legal needs that are not served adequately by existing legal processes. Using Neota Logic software, the teams built web based applications to empower their users. Applications include resources for communities in the USA and Australia and were built from the ground up using human centred design. Students enthusiastically responded to the challenge of designing, testing and building applications across a semester which was almost entirely online.
On Wednesday 3 June student teams competed for the honour of being judged the Herbert Smith Freehills Best Law App. The judges were Professor Pip Nicholson, Alan Peckham, Chief Administrative Officer Herbert Smith Freehills and Simon Goodrich, Co-Founder and Co-CEO, Portable.