Allens Linklaters

Coding Concepts for Lawyers


Allens Linklaters

Allens is a leading international law firm. Together with Linklaters, their global network spans 40 offices across 28 countries.


To ensure their firm stays relevant in this era of disruption, Allens wanted to invest in upskilling their lawyers in coding concepts to strengthen their understanding of the link between coding and the legal sector. They wanted to develop a customised program that not only taught lawyers about the fundamental building blocks of software development and coding, but also provided a link to Allens developed tech solutions.


Collective Campus prepared a customised “Coding Concepts” 1-day course covering the following:
– Introduction to coding and its link to the legal sector
– Practical exercises in the building blocks of coding
– Working with data types
– Working with operators
– Applying logic to interrogate data
– Building a minimal viable product (MVP)
– Working with developers

The course included a hands on activity to teach lawyers the fundamental concepts of coding to build a solution. In addition, Allens developed tech solutions were incorporated into the workshops.


Collective Campus delivered two pilot sessions across Melbourne and Sydney. The key outcomes for lawyers that attended the sessions included:
– Grounding in computational logic – complementing traditional legal skills
– Understanding of the link between coding and the law
– Greater appreciation for digital
– Ability to have better conversations with clients about technology
– Build better relationships with technology industry clients
– Better understand the potential of new applications
– Become more relevant to clients

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