The LIT Competition
The Legal Innovation and Technology Group presents:
The 2023 LIT Competition
Participate in groups of up to five to solve a problem at the intersection of law, technology, and health, while competing to win a grand prize of $1000!
Sign up by March 21: https://forms.gle/a2VFRtLcb7SZiPVw8 (please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the waitlist)
The LIT Group at U of T Law is proud to present its first-ever LIT Competition! Students will work in groups of up to five to solve a problem at the intersection of law, technology, and health. In addition to being coached by some of Canada's brightest legal minds, students will be competing for a grand prize of $1000, generously donated by our sponsor, Teva Canada!
Date and Time
The problem will be released on Friday, March 24. Groups will have one week to prepare their pitch for the judges. The competition will be held in-person during the morning/afternoon at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Law on March 31.
How the Competition Works
Students must sign up using the Google Form, either individually or in groups. Groups will be comprised of up to five students, with a requirement that at least one U of T Law student must be present. Students that sign up individually or in small groups will be added to a larger group. The Competition is open to students of all educational backgrounds as long as they are from a Canadian graduate or professional degree program.
Groups (and their practitioner coaches) will be announced by March 24th at the latest. The problem will also be released on March 24th. Groups will have one week to meet and discuss the problem with their coach and each other, and create a pitch presentation of up to seven minutes. They will also be required to submit a maximum one-page summary of their solution to the Competition Organizers by 4:00 pm on March 30th.
The problem will relate to the intersection of health, law, and technology. Students will be asked to create an innovative solution to this problem that considers not only the legal aspects but any relevant technological and societal impacts.
Each group will be invited to present their solution to a panel of judges on Competition Day. Groups will be assigned a 10-minute time slot on March 31st: a maximum 7 minute presentation and 3 minute question period. At the end of Competition Day, the winner of the Competition will be announced. The winning group will be awarded the grand prize of $1000, to be split amongst the group.
What are the Rules?
Only graduate or professional degree students from a Canadian university are eligible to compete.
At least one U of T Law student must be present in every group.
Students must be available to attend the Competition Day in-person at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Law on March 31st, 2023.
Students must sign up using the Google Form. If students are signing up in groups, only one student needs to sign up on behalf of the group and include the names, schools, faculties, and emails, of the other students.
Students must also provide at least one phone number on behalf of the group they are signing up for.
Sign up by March 21: https://forms.gle/a2VFRtLcb7SZiPVw8
Please email us at email@example.com to be added to the waitlist.