Swansea University and the Welsh government will open a £5.6m hub to facilitate research and innovation in legal technology. The lab, set to open in summer 2020, will be located in Swansea University’s Hillary Rodham Clinton School of Law. While £4m of funding will come from the European Union’s European Regional Development Fund through the Welsh government, Swansea University is investing the remaining £1.6m. Legal Innovation Lab Wales will include: A cyber-threats research suite; a legal AI laboratory; a Legal Innovation Centre where law firms and technology companies can work with researchers and developers on innovative products and services; and a Law Clinic where innovation and collaboration can be piloted. The project builds on the work of the Law School’s Cyber Threats Research Centre and the Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Law.

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