Dissemination Events

Friday, 1 April 2022

Friday, 21 January 2022

Watch the recording of the Dissemination Event

Friday, 6 November 2020

Watch the recording of the Dissemination Event

Four years ago, the UCly Faculty of Law, in partnership with the Administrative Court of Appeal of Lyon and the Lyon Bar, launched the Legal Foresight Clinic, an innovative approach to experimentation with the law and its application under the impact of new technologies. This initiative has gained recognition from the European authorities, won the 2019 Erasmus+ Strategic Partnerships call for projects, and is now known as “TechLawClinics”. Four European universities were eager to join the project: the University of Nijmegen (NL), the University of Lodz (PL), the University of Krakow (PL), the University of Eastern Piedmont (IT), along with five courts of law, seven law firms, one Bar and four high-tech companies from the four participating countries (France, Italy, Netherlands, Poland).

The main objective of TechLawClinics is to develop a new academic approach incorporating legal foresight clinics, moot courts and “Spring Schools” to develop professional expertise in law students from Bachelor’s-degree level and beyond, and to provide training on the legal challenges and implications of digital technologies (self-driving vehicles, robotics, artificial intelligence, Blockchain, etc.). This educational experience will also act as a starting point for generating legal research and recommendations on the law and technology.

In addition to promoting pioneering thinking, this project also offers professionals and practitioners opportunities to test the current law in cases set in a relatively near-future context, and to participate in the debate on new technologies.