On 19th January 2023, the University of Aberdeen hosted an event titled “BRUNCH ROUNDTABLE: Digitalisation in Legal Education & Legal Profession“. The event was organized in the hybrid format under the auspices of an international collaborative project titled ‘Digital in Law’ (DIGinLaw), which is funded by the European Commission from the EU Erasmus+ funding scheme. The purpose of the Roundtable was to discuss digital trends and digital competencies in the context of legal education (Session 1) and legal profession (Session 2), and best practices for acquiring them. The event was organised and led by the Aberdeen DIGinLaw team: Dr Katarina Trimmings, Dr Patricia Živkovič, Dr Rossana Ducato and Dr Burcu Yüksel-Ripley. In Session 1, the team members presented their respective Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), which they developed as part of the DIGinLaw project. This was followed by a presentation by Dr Guido Noto La Diega from the University of Stirling, who is a member of the Expert Group on Artificial Intelligence and Data in Education and Training, established by the EU Commission, and a discussion on the topic “Ethical guidelines on the use of artificial intelligence and data in teaching and learning for educators”. Session 2 was fully discussion-based and focused on digitalisation trends in the context of legal profession. The event participants represented various categories of stakeholders, including academics and legal professionals, with some of University of Aberdeen former LLB students (now Trainee Solicitors) among them.
The DIGinLaw Project Team organised a successful event at the University of Aberdeen