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 two 2020, Gary Cazalet taught the eighth 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 Josef and Neota Logic software, the teams built web based applications and chat bots to empower their users. Applications and chat bots 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 entirely online.
On the morning of Wednesday 28 October, student teams competed for the honour of being judged the Herbert Smith Freehills Best Law App.
The judges were Professor Pip Nicholson, Dean, Melbourne Law School, Alan Peckham, Chief Administrative Officer, Herbert Smith Freehills and Brendan Lacota, Head of Community Programs, Justice Connect.