Bringing Facebook-Style Hackathons To The Law

Legal Cheek’s tech correspondent i@n davison shares his diary from one of the all-night hackathons he has introduced at his in-house legal department I am a big fan of Facebook’s legendary ‘hackathons’, where the social network’s employees stay up from dusk til dawn working together on creative side projects – which they then use to… Read more »

Will It Soon Cost Nothing To Become a Lawyer?

Thanks to the trebling of undergraduate fees, the cost of legal education has reached new highs this year – with the fees for a three-year LLB, plus an LPC or BPTC, now approaching a combined £50,000. But growing numbers believe this will prove to be a blip as academics begin to offer ‘massive open online… Read more »

Why The ‘Out Of Office’ Email Is Dead

I love holidays, but I hate missing opportunities. Unfortunately, the two often go hand in hand, with that automatic ‘out of the office’ email sure to send exciting offers and ideas elsewhere, writes Legal Cheek tech correspondent i@n davison. Does it have to be like this? This year, I’ll be keeping my ‘out of the… Read more »

‘Do You Want To Be Kodak Or Instagram?’

Legal Cheek tech columnist i@n davison reviews Friday’s LawTechCampLondon. Do you want to be Kodak or Instagram? I have my wife ask me this question first thing every morning. No prizes for guessing which way I respond. But it is helpful to receive regular updates of key paradigms – and remind myself of where I… Read more »

Can Law Student Who Sent Racist Tweets Be Rehabilitated?

This week, LexisNexis PR specialists Simon Goldie and Melissa Higgs visit Legal Cheek HQ, where they share their advice on managing an online public profile with journalist Alex Aldridge and employment lawyer Kevin Poulter. In the wake of Lord Neuberger’s comments criticising judges for appearing on MasterChef, the quartet discuss how far lawyers and law… Read more »

The Revenge of The Ex

“Bad day for the internet. Having been there, I can imagine the dissension @Google to search being warped this way.” tweeted former Google lawyer Alex Macgillivray yesterday. Macgillivray, now Twitter’s general counsel for policy, was referring to the move by Google to apparently warp its search results by boosting posts from its Google+ social network…. Read more »