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University of Portsmouth: Law and LegalTech

Institution University of Portsmouth
Department Faculty of Business and Law
Telephone 023 9284 2991
Study type Taught


Overview Do you have a background in law or computing? Would you like to develop the skills and knowledge to use new technologies to offer innovative legaltech services or software?

On this LLM Law and LegalTech Master's degree, you'll take introductory modules on law or computing (depending on your background), giving you the knowledge you need to move into more advanced areas later in the course.

You'll explore how to use technology to make legal services more accessible to clients and how to make technology easier to use for legal professionals. You'll also be trained how to use ContractExpress from Thomson Reuters'; the industry standard in legal services software.

This is one of a handful of LLM legaltech courses in the UK, bringing together the specialisms of law and computing. The skills and knowledge you gain on this Master's in legal technology course will boost your career prospects in sectors related to law and IT and allow you to take advantage of emergent technologies such as blockchains, electronic contracts and artificial intelligence (AI) to develop and deliver innovative law services and software.

What you'll experience On this Law and LegalTech LLM course, you'll: * Learn how to apply technology in the legal profession

  • Explore how to use legaltech to offer legal services more quickly, accurately and cost effectively to clients

  • Choose introductory modules that give you the law and computing knowledge you need to embark on advanced modules

  • Learn how to adapt technology to access a wider audience in the legal profession

  • Boost your existing qualifications, or build on your current professional experience, to further your career

  • Learn how to construe a legal argument and make use of the law and legal provision

  • Be taught by staff who have professional experience and active research experience, giving you access to the latest insights and research

  • Study alongside students from related disciplines in shared modules, allowing you to share ideas and experiences

  • Develop an understanding of contract law and electronic contracts and the impact of emerging technology such as blockchains

  • Be able to choose the modules that address the gaps in your personal knowledge or match your career situation and aspirations

  • Have the opportunity to take the CILEx Level 6 Diploma in Legal Practice if you're a law graduate

*Learn how to use ContractExpress from Thomson Reuters' to automate legal documents and predict case success rates

Careers and opportunities When you finish the course, you'll have the skills and knowledge to pursue a career in areas such as law, IT consultancy, the NHS, Government services and charities. You could also start up your own business.

Our Careers and Employability service can help you find a job that puts your skills to work in the legaltech industry.

Job roles you could go onto include: * legal advisor

  • paralegal

  • claims handler

  • IT consultant

  • software developer

If you're a law graduate and take the CILEx Level 6 Diploma in Legal Practice, you'll also have a recognised professional qualification in addition to your degree, once you join CILEx as a paying member.

After you leave the University, you can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years from our Careers and Employability service as you advance in your career.

To give you the best chance of securing a great job when you graduate, our Careers and Employability service can help you find relevant work experience during your course.

We can help you identify placements, internships, voluntary roles and opportunities to build your CV.


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