I am so honoured and excited to share that I have been announced as the Best International Future Lawyer 2017 by AIJA, the International Association of Young Lawyers. Additionally, I also get to go to Tokyo for their 55th annual congress where I will receive my award later on this year!
This was for my research essay which focused on the following thesis: ‘Will the increasing use of technology in law invigorate or diminish legal professionalism as the nature of information in the Digital Society changes?’
Originally, the work was the result of the dissertation that I had submitted in 2016 for my final year at UCL Laws. Also having taken an elective in Information Technology Law at the London School of Economics and Political Sciences, I was inspired to look at the topic in a different light and for that I would like to thank Professor Andrew Murray (LSE). I would also like to thank the organisers of the competition for providing for such a platform and an amazing prize.
Rather than exploring the various technologies themselves that have been touted as disruptive to the legal industry, I decided to explore the historical relationship between the legal profession and technology. Particularly what a move from the print based economy, where value is traditionally held in the physical, to the digital economy where value is in information means for the legal professionals looking to thrive in a Digital Society.
For more information about the AIJA and to read my winning entry please visit: http://awards.aija.org/
Newsletter announcement: https://www.aija.org/en/news#art159