Betting on innovation in the legal field
Driving innovation in the legal world
Innovation is transforming society, industries, our ways of communicating, buying, learning, working ... and the world of law. Innova Law is part of the drive by ESADE Law School to introduce innovation into classrooms and learning methodologies, to inspire the disruptive spirit in our students, and organise activities that connect current events and future trends.
Innovation in classrooms
ESADE Law School is committed to the most innovative learning trends and applies the flipped learning methodology based on the Student First approach, where the student takes a 100% active role in the learning process: students prepare the theoretical content before class and classroom work consists in applying the content by participating in debates, reflections, and the resolution of real cases as part of a team (always with the accompaniment of the lecturer). ESADE Law School is a pioneer in the use of new technologies and develops learning ecosystems that are suitable for the digital era: ALL IN Learning is based on the use of tablets, the creation of digital work environments, content in the cloud, and constant connectivity between students and lecturers.
Courses, workshops, breakfast meetings
Innovation and its impact on various legal spheres are the central topic of numerous talks and educational and informative events organised during the year.
The next events will be:
New module: Blockchain legislation
March 2020 (dates to be confirmed)
For more information please contact Sara Pons (email@example.com)
Presence in relevant events: Mobile World Congress
ESADE has consolidated its attendance at the Mobile World Congress in recent years with its own stand and the presence of Xavier Ribas, director of the IT+IP Master, with various talks on subjects such as: Internet of Things and its legal impact on privacy.
Rambla of Innovation
ESADE Law School is in the development phase of several projects being implemented in the ESADE Rambla of Innovation: a pioneering space for innovation on the Business School campus in Sant Cugat. Having our own research and development ecosystem enables us to generate pioneering initiatives in the legal field such as the Challenge in Legal Tech: a project that seeks synergies between the Law School and ESADE Business School and explores the legal challenges created by new technologies.
Another project in the Rambla of Innovation is Legal Design Jam, a hackathon where students of the Master in International Business Law develop legal skills and approach law through design thinking by working with students from the IED Istituto Europeo di Design.
Initiatives by former students
ESADE Law School encourages creative and holistic thinking among its students. Entrepreneurship, innovation, the use of new technologies, and financial-business training leads many of them to create their own business ideas and ground-breaking initiatives within the legal world.
Meet the ESADE alumni who are bringing innovation to the legal world with their projects and be inspired by their ideas and initiatives.
Creator of the EMINDSET LAW FIRM start-up
Oriol is a former student of the University Master in Law Practice and together with a colleague he started the Emindset Law Firm – a firm that advises and accompanies technology companies, YouTubers, and new investors in the legal and financial fields. His time at ESADE enabled him to develop his differential skills by combining law, business, and entrepreneurship. His legal knowledge and business vision led him to focus on a niche market by offering services to technology companies, investors in start-ups, and the new generation of digital creators: YouTubers and influencers. He chose to create a model that differed from traditional firms by charging lower fees and offering good working conditions for employees by eliminating long days of endless work and offering family-friendly working hours: ‘You can be a lawyer and be happy’.
Creator of ‘The Quirky Lawyer’ and ‘The Technolawgist’
Isabella is a former student and now a lecturer at ESADE and the creator of a podcast on iTunes about legal innovation: The Quirky Lawyer. As an expert on legal innovation, she advises lawyers who want to learn about trends in legal innovation and the technologies transforming the sector. Isabella's aim is to use new technologies to share complex technical knowledge in an accessible way – and so inspire lawyers to easily adopt new ideas in the legal field.
Listen on iTunes
She has just released The Technolawgist: Law, Tech, Future which publishes content about Legal Tech and legal innovation – together with news about technology and digital change.
The sector is in full transformation and lawyers are increasingly interested in Legal Tech, innovation, and artificial intelligence. The objective is to create a space for reflection and strategic debate that will become a benchmark in the Legal Tech sector.
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