Digital Law Group Virtual Experience Programme

by Herbert Smith Freehills

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Job Details

Deadline: Ongoing
Salary: Free
Length: Virtual Experience
Roles: Legal/Law
Location: Nationwide, Europe, Rest of the World

Digital Law Group Virtual Experience Programme

Take this free virtual opportunity to upskill yourself get a true feel of what it’s like to work at Herbert Smith Freehills.

Why join this Virtual Experience Programme?

At Herbert Smith Freehills, we embrace innovation – for our clients and ourselves – and from innovation, deliver insight and solutions. This means we celebrate thinkers who have a firm grasp of the past and present, but with an eye to the future.

Our Digital Law Group implements this vision: we're a global team of experts within Herbert Smith Freehills who are dedicated to capitalising on the complex legal problems and opportunities brought about by digitalisation. We're lawyers but we're also coders, researchers, writers, and philosophers. We value diversity of thought and acquire cutting edge skills and bring new ideas to maturity so that our clients can receive advice from the vanguard.

The Digital Law Group's Virtual Experience gives you the opportunity to work on some of the technical problems that we tackle on a daily basis. You will learn about connected autonomous vehicles and smart legal contracts, and learn about what happens when technology goes wrong.

The tasks in these modules are challenging and that reflects the nature of the work that we do in the Digital Law Group. In real life you would have the opportunity to discuss the issues with your supervisor and other colleagues so you would not be tackling the tasks alone.

We also appreciate that you will have different levels of experience and knowledge and that some of you will not have studied law – that is not a problem; all of the tasks (whether involving legal issues or not) can be tackled by applying general analysis and critical thinking skills. We have included some brief notes on some of the key legal concepts that do come up in the tasks or model answers.

If this sounds interesting to you, then participate in our Virtual Experience: we would love to hear from you.

Benefits of this Virtual Experience Programme

Earn a Certificate
When you complete the Digital Law Group programme, you’ll earn a personalised completion certificate to share with prospective employers and your professional network.

Do it in your own time
Fit the Digital Law Group programme in with your busy schedule. Learn at your own pace and reach your personal goals.

Gain real work experience
Throughout the Digital Law Group programme, you’ll develop deep insights into what it is actually like to work at Herbert Smith Freehills.

Make your CV and LinkedIn stand out
You’ll be able to include this experience on your CV and Linkedin profile. Demonstrate that you’re ambitious, hardworking and have developed valuable practical skills.

Learn direct from Herbert Smith Freehills
This programme has been created by leaders at Herbert Smith Freehills. You’ll receive instructions from the Herbert Smith Freehills team and compare your work with real model solutions from Herbert Smith Freehills.

Leverage this experience in interviews
Next time you walk into an interview, you’ll be job ready with experience and an understanding of the role.

What will you do in this Virtual Experience Programme?

Preparing a client bulletin about connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs)
Keeping our clients and team up to date with CAV technology and key legal and regulatory issues

Preparing an internal memo on legal issues arising during the testing of CAVs
Identifying relevant legal framework, identifying legal risk and considering how to remove and minimise these risks

Preparing your first Smart Legal Contract
Breaking down a real world contract so it can be converted into code

Preparing an internal memo on a dispute involving a Smart Legal Contract
Identifying issues and developing potential arguments and suggestions for contractual improvements

Preparing the first draft of a section for a client-facing note
Summarising the dispute resolution clause and potential issues under the clause

This programme is self-paced. It takes approximately 7-9 hours to complete.

About Herbert Smith Freehills

The future of law is here.

We’re a leading, full-service, global law firm working on some of the world’s biggest cases and deals at the forefront of the world’s most exciting sectors. With an award-winning depth of expertise across a wide variety of sectors, geographies and legal specialisms, we’re the firm where you can build your future in law.

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