UNB Law Faculty to launch the first Canadian student chapter of Legal Hackers

Author: Ed Bowes

Posted on Oct 1, 2019

Category: Students

The University of New Brunswick Faculty of Law will be the first in Canada to have a student chapter of Legal Hackers. Created in 2012 at NYU BLIP Clinic, Legal Hackers is a global grassroots movement of designers, entrepreneurs, lawyers, policy advocates, researchers, students, teachers and technologists who explore and develop creative solutions at the intersection of law and technology.

After countless hours discussing the intersections of STEM and the law, UNB Legal Hackers was co-founded by two second-year law students, Chelsey Buggie and Dr. Chantalle Briggs with Dr. Janet Austin acting as their Faculty Advisor. They hope to spark an interest in emerging technologies among the university student body and to foster connections with members of the local IT and Cybersecurity sectors as well as the global Legal Hackers community. Throughout the year they intend to host mixers, fire-side chats and a trivia night.

The UNB Legal Hackers Launch event will be held on Oct. 4 from 5-7 p.m. at Planet Hatch; it will be an evening of informal networking and an opportunity to learn more about the local legal and technological eco-system. Any members of UNB and the greater Fredericton legal and technology communities are welcome to attend.