Legal Innovation Lab Wales Showcase
Based at Swansea University’s Hillary Rodham Clinton School of Law, Legal Innovation Lab Wales has, since its inception in 2020, been working to accelerate advancements in the legal industry and invigorate growth in Legal Tech in Wales and beyond.
Part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund, Welsh Government and Swansea University, the Lab has worked in collaboration with many organisations across the legal, public and third sector to support the growth and sustainability of a vibrant economy to improve access to justice for all.
Legal Innovation Lab Wales has accomplished so much over the years through LegalTech, CYTREC and Swansea Law Clinic, and, with the Lab’s WEFO funding period now drawing to a close, we would love for you to join us to celebrate all the great achievements of the Lab and it’s supported projects!
Day 1: Panels and Exhibition Day
09:30 – Registration and refreshments
10:00 – Welcome from morning Chair, LILW Lead Academic, Stefano Barazza
10:15 – Panel One:
Hear from the Lab’s research team about our achievements in legal innovation, with guest industry panel members, and be the first to see the launch of our new LegalTech video explainers.
11:15 – Panel Two:
Swansea Law Clinic
Hear first-hand from Swansea Law Clinic about the support provided to the local community and the opportunities the clinic provides, with an opportunity to explore the clinic facilities.
12:00 – Exhibition and networking lunch
An chance to discover the Lab facilities whilst visiting a number of our Lab exhibition stands, giving you a great opportunity to talk with members of our projects about their work, research and future plans all whilst enjoying your lunch and making new connections.
13:30 – Welcome back from the Director of CYTREC, Prof. Stuart Macdonald
13:35 – Panel Three:
Learn about some of the work that the Lab’s Software Development team have done to help combat a variety of different threats, as well as some of their future projects:
Project DRAGON-S (Developing Resistance Against Grooming Online – Spot and Shield) with Project Director: Prof. Nuria Lorenzo-Dus.
Project DRAGON-s is using expertise in linguistics, artificial intelligence, criminology, public policy and psychology – and working with partners from around the world including child protection NGOs, policy makers and law enforcement agencies – to develop ethically responsible tools to protect children from online grooming.
My Journey with Dr Gemma Morgan.
Hear unique insights into the development of the web-based, My Journey app, and the challenges and opportunities of developing digital technologies to reduce reoffending and support positive outcomes.
TRUE project with Prof. Yvonne McDermott Rees
Trust in User-generated Evidence (TRUE): Analysing the Impact of Deepfakes and Synthetic Media on Accountability Processes for Mass Human Rights Violations.
StreetSnap: Combatting Visual Representations of Hate, with Dr Lella Nouri
StreetSnap revolutionises the capture of hate visuals by frontline practitioners. Hear more about the development of the web-based, StreetSnap app which will inform community interventions across Wales and simplify communication across partner organisations working in this space.
14:45 – Break
15:00 – Panel Four: Tackling Online Harms
Join CYTREC members for a panel discussion on cyber threats and online harms, an overview of current challenges, regulatory responses and future opportunities.
Chair: Prof Maura Conway
- Dr Sara Correia-Hopkins, Lecturer in Cyber Threats
- Dr Kamil Yilmaz, Postdoctoral Research Officer, CYTREC
- Dr Kris Stoddart, Associate Professor in Cyber Threats, Criminology, Sociology and Social Policy
- Sean McCafferty, On secondment to CYTREC from Tech Against Terrorism
16:00 – Thank you, refreshments and networking
16:30 – Close
Day 2: Workshop Day
This second day offers the opportunity to attend a number of practical workshop sessions hosted by Lab team.
Welcome and refreshments on day 2 will begin at 09:30am and sessions will run throughout the day from 10:00am until 15:00, with networking lunch provided.
9:30am – Welcome and refreshments
10:00 – Workshop 1: How to create a GPT-powered chatbot for lawyers
An interactive workshop demonstrating the creation of a GPT-based chatbot that can answer queries on legal documents and legislation
11:00 – Workshop 2: Working with Software Developers
Spend some time with our Software team to understand how innovation can support and enhance your work, bring along your ideas and discuss potential routes to developing new solutions
12:00 – Lunch and networking
13:00 – Workshop 3: Cybersecurity Collaboration Workshop
Join cybersecurity researchers and a range of key stakeholders to discuss pressing cybersecurity challenges and priorities, and develop collaborative projects and initiatives
15:00 – Close