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QMUL and Cooley LLP partner with St Paul’s Way Trust School to mentor budding entrepreneurs

Thursday 8 October 2015

London, 7 October 2015: Budding entrepreneurs at St Paul’s Way Trust School in East London will be coached in the legal aspects of start-up businesses as part of a new programme from the School of Law at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

Teach Tech Law includes practical tutorials on enterprise for pupils in Year 9. Postgraduate students from QMUL will lead workshops on the legal aspects of developing mobile applications, new technologies and online businesses.

In the early sessions, students will develop business ideas which will be used as case studies over five classes on a range of topics including corporate structure, intellectual property, employment law, and data protection.

The programme, supported by US Law firm Cooley LLP, will conclude with a ‘pitch day’, where pupils will present their ideas to an expert panel of lawyers at Cooley LLP headquarters in London.

Patrick Cahill, Solicitor based at Queen Mary University of London said: “This scheme provides postgraduate law students with an opportunity to develop their practical legal skills, which will be extremely useful in their future careers, while also assisting pupils at St Paul’s Way Trust School in learning about the legal and commercial aspects of developing a business.”

Grahame Price, Executive Headteacher at St Paul’s Way Trust School, said “We are delighted to be collaborating with QMUL on this exciting initiative. Teach Tech Law is an innovative, cutting-edge project which will develop the entrepreneurial skills of our students as well as giving them a unique insight into the legal and commercial sectors. We are firmly committed to offering our students as many opportunities as possible to learn about careers and we aim to equip them with the skills to succeed in the modern job market.”

Partners and Associates from Cooley LLP will provide legal supervision and careers guidance to students at QMUL and pupils at St Paul’s Way Trust School.

Kevin Perry, Partner at Cooley said “We are delighted to be able to continue to support the work of QMUL in encouraging young entrepreneurs and their start-up businesses.”

The programme is led by qLegal, based at the QMUL’s Legal Advice Centre.

More information

  • For more information on Teach Tech Law please visit the qLegal website
  • qLegal is kindly supported by Mills & Reeve LLP, Kilburn & Strode LLP, Intel Corporation (UK) Ltd., Unisys Corporation, Morrison & Foerster (UK) LLP, Orbrys and Cooley LLP
  • qLegal is part of the iLINC Network, a European Network of legal incubators at leading law schools.
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