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Teach. Tech. Law.

Through Teach. Tech. Law. postgraduate law students from  the Centre for Commercial Law Studies will provide classes to school pupils on law and entrepreneurship.

  • School/Institute/Department: qLegal, Centre for Commercial Law Studies
  • Subjects: Law, Business, Entrepreneurship, Outreach
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  • Status: Past

Through Teach. Tech. Law. postgraduate law students from  the Centre for Commercial Law Studies will provide classes to St Paul’s Way Trust School pupils in Tower Hamlets, East London. The students will provide classes to pupils on law and entrepreneurship.

Classes will centre on pupils developing business ideas which relate to technology or enterprise. An example may include a mobile phone application, a local computer store or a new business concept. These business ideas will then be used as case studies over five classes for students to design and facilitate workshops which may discuss and highlight the following legal issues:

  • What is a company- What is a company and do businesses require one?
  • Intellectual property- What is IP and how can students protect their ideas?
  • Negotiation with others and the importance of what makes a good negotiation
  • Employment law- Self-employment and employing others
  • Advertising and use of social media- Online advertising, print advertising and the law
  • Data protection- The storage and sharing of data

The students will also host the pupils for a pitch it day at Cooley LLP, a large technology law firm. The students will participate in a Q&A with junior lawyers, present their business idea, network with lawyers and staff, and participate in a career presentation or other career-focused activity.

The students involved are part of qLegal, which provides free legal advice, workshops and resources to tech start-up companies and entrepreneurs. qLegal supports innovation by providing free access to legal and regulatory resources to new businesses, primarily in the technology sector.

This project received small award funding from the Centre for Public Engagement.

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