MLS hosts #BreakingLaw Corporate Law Hackathon

University of Melbourne students participated in the #BreakingLaw Corporate Law Hackathon presented by King & Wood Mallesons and Melbourne Law School.

University of Melbourne students from a range of disciplines came together over one weekend in August to participate in the #BreakingLaw Corporate Law Hackathon.

The two-day event gave students first-hand experience in legal problem solving.

Lawyers and university students from a range of disciplines, including law, commerce, marketing, IT and design worked together in teams to provide innovative solutions to legal problems.

Jenny Morgan, Dean of Melbourne Law School, opened the event thanking King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) for their generous support in organising the event.

She emphasised to students how important their ability to work across disciplines would be to their future careers.

Teams were required to brainstorm and develop their ideas prior to their final pitch to the judging panel.

Throughout the event, experienced mentors from KWM, Telstra and Melbourne Law School were on standby to help teams bring their ideas to life.

Renae Lattey, Managing Partner, Clients, at KWM spoke to students about the importance of thinking innovatively.

“At KWM we are constantly challenging our people to think about what law might look like in the future,” she said.

Students participating in the Hackathon met this challenge and excelled. The judging panel were highly impressed with the quality of work produced at the Hackathon.

One team was invited to present their pitch to the Chief of Technology at Telstra and the three winning teams shared in a cash prizes valued at $9500.

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