LegalTech Proposal Sandbox

Swansea University, 25-26 January, 2020


Swansea University, in collaboration with Simmons Wavelength, is offering a free, two-day, interactive, collaborative sandbox to generate outline proposals for LegalTech projects. The sessions are powered by Simmons Wavelength’s deep experience, knowledge, and methodology in Legal Design, Legal Engineering, and Legal Ops.

The sessions will be led by the Simmons Wavelength team along with Adam Wyner, a Swansea University faculty member in Law and Computer Science.

Simmons Wavelength is the world’s leading regulated firm of legal engineers, using data engineering and creative design to educate, deliver positive change in the legal sector, and transform how each professional, business, and member of society experiences legal process.

Swansea University is on the cutting edge of LegalTech research and training with its LegalTech LLM, LegalTech Academy, and Legal Innovation Lab Wales

Program (sketch TO BE REVISED)

Participants will leave with a well-developed project proposal, learning over the course to:

Day 1 Saturday 25 January 10-17:00
– Generate problem ideas, statements, and links.
– Create a public mind-map.
– Explore common themes, obstacles, and needs across ideas.
– Identify project funding.
– Elaborate a theme into a proposal sketch.

Day 2 Sunday 26 January 10-16:00
– Revise the proposal sketch.
– Make an initial presentation.
– Provide encouraging critiques.
– Develop a project case for support.
– Make a final presentation.

Lunch and coffee breaks will be provided to all participants without cost.

After the session on Day 1, there will be an optional dinner with participants in Swansea on a pay-for-yourself basis. Venue location will be Las Iguanas in Swansea city centre, next to the castle.


Attendees can be at any stage of their career and play any function in the legal sector. They need not have expertise in LegalTech; the only prerequisites are a keen interest to learn more, develop their skills as a changemaker, and to realise LegalTech ideas!


Registration is free on eventbrite. Spaces are limited.

Participant Info

Participants are requested to provide some information about themselves on this form.


The program will be held in the new state-of-the-art facilities of the Computational Foundry on the Bay Campus of Swansea University. See the links for travel and parking information.

accommodation and local information

On the link, you will find a page about accommodation and local information. Note the information about Pay and Display Parking on the Bay Campus. Parking spaces are not reserved over the weekend, so they are available on a first come first served basis. Weekends are very quiet. Visitors are welcome to use the Visitors Carpark (at the entrance to the Bay Campus) and the back 6 rows of the staff car park (follow the road through the campus to a large carpark). Again, carparks are operated on a pay and display basis.

The LegalTech Proposal Sandbox is being held on the Bay Campus of Swansea University. In making accommodation arrangements, consult Google Maps about local transportation between your accommodation and the Bay Campus.


If you have any questions or problems, contact the program convener Adam Wyner (see below) at

Sandbox facilitators

Erika Concetta Pagano, Head of Legal Innovation and Design  Erika is a lawyer, facilitator, innovator, and educator with a passion for problem solving, culture creation, teaming, technology, and cross-border initiatives. She is Head of Legal Innovation and Design at Wavelength Law and Guest Faculty at IE University. Previously, Erika was the Director of LawWithoutWalls and Lecturer at the University of Miami School of Law. Erika is a regular speaker, published author, and award-winning innovator. She sits on multiple boards (Awesome Foundation Miami, ILTA Law School Advisory Group, and National Advisory Council for Law School Transparency) and is a graduate of Georgetown University and the University of Miami. 

Adam Wyner, Associate Professor of Law and Computer Science, Swansea University. Director of the Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Law. Researcher and lecturer on Artificial Intelligence and Law, specialising in knowledge extraction, representation, and reasoning to manage, analyse, and interpret volumes of textual data in Law (legislation, regulations, and case law), Political Science (policy-making), and the Humanities (Linguistics and History). The research impacts on real world problems, where decision support is essential, e.g. legal or political arguments.


Author: Adam Wyner

Associate Professor of Law and Computer Science, Swansea University, United Kingdom