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After the first edition at Radboud University Faculty of Law, Nijmegen, and immediately following the beginning of the Lab for New Justice at Hull University, Jur is launching the ‘Smart Contract Competition’ with IE University, in Segovia (Spain).

Students from the acclaimed private University in Spain will be able to work hands-on in the creation of smart legal contracts and experience the entire flow of Jur’s online dispute resolution system.

IE University, Spain

The competition will be held starting from the 18th of February 2020, over four dates, lead by professor Francisco de Elizalde, full-time Professor at IE University, Law School:

  • Day 1 — Tuesday, 18th February
  • Day 2 — Tuesday, 25th February
  • Day 3 — Tuesday, 24th March // date updated
  • Day 4 — Tuesday, 31st March // date updated

The four meetings will take a deep dive into the main concepts and practice of dealing with ODR — Online Dispute Resolution systems — on the blockchain. Luigi Cantisani, legal engineer, and Michele D’Asaro, R&D will lead the meetings at IE University and will touch topics widely ranging from blockchain, use of smart contracts and game theory, which is the underlying framework for the Jur Beta Platform’s dispute resolution system.

The poster used by the IE University to call for the Smart Contract Competition

The Lab for New Justice’s educational offer has been welcomed, with IE University by the third university in Europe now, after Radboud’s Faculty of Law and Hull’s Business and Law department began leading the way.

Jur’s team is extremely honoured for having aroused such interest in the Academic sector; an important step towards a scientific approach in the development of the decentralized legal app (dApp) by Jur.


“The Smart contracts competition entails a unique opportunity to instil in our students the skills that lawyers will require to succeed in a highly-developed technological environment.

Professor Francisco de Elizalde, full-time Professor at IE University, Law School

A hands-on experience on smart contracts and blockchain technology will also enhance a normative reflection on how law and technology should interact” — Professor Francisco de Elizalde, full-time Professor at IE University, Law School – he concludes.

Francisco De Elizalde | IE University
Francisco de Elizalde is a full-time Professor at IE University, Law School. He focuses on Private Law, especially…www.ie.edu

Smart legal contracts enable a more efficient and transparent relationship between parties. In Jur, we try to bring contracts to life automating core clauses ensuring they become auditable and as self-enforceable as possible

Luca Daniel, CTO of Jur

The Lab For New Justice is the initiative held by Jur to research over the dispute resolution methods and carry out testing on the Jur Beta Platform. Jur is currently releasing the second edition, after the first was carried at Radboud University, Nijmegen, under the supervision of Profs. Andre Janssen and Pietro Ortolani.

IE University offers a technology-based learning ecosystem for people who make a difference in the world through innovation, global vision, an entrepreneurial mentality and a unique focus on the humanities. IE University has a staff of more than 500 professors who currently teach university diplomas, master, doctoral, and training programmes and executive training to students in 131 countries. The platform of over 60,000 alumni of IE University is located in 165 countries.

Professor Francisco de Elizalde, which leads the Smart Contract Competition at IE University, is a full-time Professor at IE University, Law School. He focuses on Private Law, especially Contracts and the Law of Property. He is a permanent Visiting Professor at Koç University (Turkey) and has lectured as visiting at City University of Hong Kong, FGV Sao Paulo (Brazil) and the Law Schools Global League.

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