Transform Law KWM Prize

Law, Science and Technology

Do you have an idea that you think can change the nature of legal practice? Is there some aspect of legal work that you believe can be automated? Do you think your idea is worth $10,000?

Automation in legal practice is the next frontier for law research. Designing innovative technologies in law involves a combination of legal knowledge, practical skills, creativity and problem-solving. Innovation in law also requires an investigation and collaboration beyond law into fields such as computer science, logic, philosophy and entrepreneurship.

Applications have closed. Successful applicants will be contacted shortly.

#transformlaw KWM prize

UQ Law School, in conjunction with King & Wood Mallesons, is calling on University of Queensland students to develop innovative proposals for the application of technology in legal practice.

Your proposal may investigate issues such as electronic signatures and cybersecurity, the role of blockchain in commercial transactions, the use of machine learning in pro bono work, the automation of legal reasoning, the use of technology to promote access to justice, or any other area which could benefit from legal and technological ingenuity.

Please review the detailed eligibility criteria.



Teams of between 2-4 University of Queensland undergraduate students, including at least one LLB student and one non-Law student, will prepare and submit proposals for innovation in legal practice.


The teams that submit the top 5 proposals will be shortlisted to present to a panel of academic and industry experts. The panel will determine the winning proposal. The winning team will receive $10,000.


After the competition, finalists will be encouraged to develop their proposals further through The University of Queensland’s entrepreneurship programs including IdeaHub, Startup Academy and ilab, or other start-up incubators.


Alastair Blenkin - Founder and chief executive officer, Hyra iQ and UQ ilab alumnus

Sabrina Chakori - Founder, Brisbane Tool Library, UQ ilab alumnus and UQ Ventures ambassador 

Yaw-Hsien (Shen) Chow - Principal lawyer, YHC Lawyers

Alborz Fallah - Founder, and Idea Hub EIR

Tiah Goldstein - Founder, Interwoven and UQBS lecturer

Ran Heimann - Founder, Haystack and UQ Ventures EIR

Nimrod Klayman - Director, UQ Idea Hub and serial founder

Cayetana Martinez -  Entrepreneurship education manager, UQ Idea Hub

Iain McGregor-Lowndes - Queensland executive, The Legal Forecast and lawyer 

Angus Murray - Co-founder and director, The Legal Forecast and partner, Irish Bentley Lawyers

Daniel Owen - Queensland executive, The Legal Forecast and lawyer at Piper Alderman

Andrea Perry-Petersen - Founder, consultant and 2019 Innovation in Law award winner 

Akaash Singh - Queensland President, The Legal Forecast and lawyer at Allens

Presented by

King & Wood Mallesons


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