Global Legal Hackathon


Date: 23/02/2018 - 25/02/2018
Time: All Day

Event Info

The Hague Institute for Innovation of Law (HiiL) is bringing the prestigious event for legal and justice innovators, Global Legal Hackathon (, to South Africa for the first time this February.

The event will see local innovators compete for a place at a New York showcase of the best lawtech innovations in the world. Global Legal Hackathon takes place over three days, from 23-25 February, and teams will develop technology-led solutions to pressing justice problems. Whether it’s improving the business and practice of law with blockchain and AI, or helping with good government, legal systems and access to justice, this is an opportunity for justice entrepreneurs to build on existing ideas, or to create a team around an entirely new concept for justice innovation.

The idea for Global Legal Hackathon originated with blockchain for the legal industry pioneers Integra Ledger and IBM Watson Legal, and will take place simultaneously in 42 cities.

The event will be the first of several that HiiL plans to host in the lead up to its 2018 Innovating Justice Challenge (IJC – HiiL has been hosting the IJC and associated Justice Accelerator programme in Southern Africa for the last two years.

As well as an opportunity to take part in a major global event, HiiL also wants to use Global Legal Hackathon to help people prepare their startups for entry to our own Innovating Justice Challenge and Justice Accelerator programme later this year.

Mentors from the worlds of law and technology will be on hand to assist teams where they can.

HiiL is hosting the Global Legal Hackathon in association with Hogan Lovells. The event will take place at the Tshimologong Precinct in Braamfontein, and attendees can register here:

For questions, sponsorship queries or more information about taking part, please contact Adam Oxford,


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