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IE University in Madrid and Jur to launch interactive seminar ‘Smart Contracts and Blockchain’
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Jur is pleased to announce the successful completion of the fourth University Seminar on Smart Contracts, Blockchain and Dispute Resolution in its series of events with some of the most respected law faculties around the world. Following the success of its seminars at Radboud University in the Netherlands, Hull University in the UK, and the IE University at their Segovia campus, Jur returned to Spain at the invitation of IE University’s Madrid Campus. IE University, Spain The first seminar with IE University was a 'Smart Contract Competition' conducted at the IE University campus in Segovia. This time around, the Jur team virtually landed in IE University’s Madrid headquarters for a course consisting of 9 hours of interactive sessions called ‘Smart Contracts and Blockchain’. During the seminar that took place between the 20th of November and the 4th of December, students were introduced to the core topics of blockchain, smart contracts, and online dispute resolution. They were given hands-on training, guided by Jur's experts, in creating smart legal contracts, and experiencing the entire flow of Jur’s Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) system. The seminar’s interactive hands-on approach opened the opportunity for students to contribute their ideas to help in the development of effective solutions for online dispute resolution. Due to COVID-19 prevention measures, the seminar was fully online. The interactive sessions took place partly during the lectures and partly as assignments. Likewise, participation in the ODR system simulation was carried out online — in a perfect match with Jur's spirit of innovation towards online processes. Luigi Cantisani, legal engineer, Shuchi Tyagi, blockchain developer, and Michele D’Asaro, R&D for Jur led the meetings at IE University. They guided the students through a deep dive into the main concepts and practice of dealing with Smart Legal Contracts and ODR on the blockchain. IE University offers our undergraduate students tech-bites open to all students who are not majoring in the field. IE University, together with Jur, launched this seminar, taking its commitment to technology immersion in the learning environment to the next level.Juan Alcalde, program coordinator The team touched on wide-ranging topics from blockchain and use of smart contracts to game theory — which is the underlying framework for the Jur Beta Platform’s dispute resolution system, Jur's first dApp.  Jur believes that the interaction with academic institutions where students and faculty are focused on legal and technical analysis  is fundamental for a solid, updated, and scientific approach to the challenges it is tackling.  Law students are the future of the legal profession and they need to possess the best possible skills according to the market requests. Raffaele Battaglini, CLO of Jur "The current trend requires that lawyers possess computer science knowledge and feel comfortable with new technologies. Such hands-on events, which involve students in the flow of platform use and design, are a fundamental step towards the future of the legal profession and the widespread development of effective legal tech solutions." - He added. News of the seminar was enthusiastically received by the students and it was rapidly filled. Given the different backgrounds of the students, the seminar offered the opportunity to explore ideas and solutions enriched by the principles of diversity and collaboration, principles that are at the core of Jur's philosophy of innovation. IE Law School drives innovation in the legal world, training global lawyers that standout for their passion for entrepreneurship and humanistic spirit. Jur is the World's first Multi-Jurisdiction Online Dispute Resolution Platform. We are developing the first multi-jurisdiction online dispute resolution platform, the Open Justice Platform. Learn more.

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IE University in Spain to join hands with Jur and the Lab For New Justice by Launching the ‘Smart Contract Competition’
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 FebruaryDay 2 — Tuesday, 25th FebruaryDay 3 — Tuesday, 24th March // date updatedDay 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 UniversityFrancisco 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 possibleLuca 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. Do you want to follow all the updates about Jur?