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SMU LIT Hackathon 2022


SMU LIT Club Hackathon 2022: The Big Leap Forward has ended.

About Hackathon 2022

The SMU Legal Innovation and Technology (SMU LIT) Hackathon 2022 is back! It is the largest inter-varsity, 3-day hackathon held in Singapore, where students from all Institutes of Higher Learning in Singapore can compete to create legal technological solutions. Participants will compete in teams of 6 and will have to create a prototype solution with minimally basic functionalities. 

This year, we have our guest-of-honour as Mr. Edwin Tong SC, Minister for Culture, Community and Youth and Second Minister for Law as well as Mr. Loh Khum Yean, Permanent Secretary for Law gracing our event. 

Attractive prize money totalling $11, 500 are up for grabs!




Are you ready for Hackathon Day 1? Do remember to tune in to the opening ceremony with your team at 10am tomorrow (1st July 2022). Zoom link can be found in the participant handbook. See you there!

Team Leaders are reminded to check their email on 28th June for the latest Hackathon updates from the SMU Legal Innovation and Technology (LIT) Club.

The prizes for the Hackathon were won by:

  • Champion Team: Hotel Trivia Go

  • 1st Runner Up Team: Penteract

  • 2nd Runner Up Team: Reasonable Doubts

  • Dentons Rodyk Access to Justice Award: Penteract

  • NRF The Big Leap Forward: Flying Duck

  • SAL Efficiency of Work Processes Award:    OR1-1-

  • R&T Tech Most Innovative Award: Hotel Trivia Go

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The top 8 teams who are the finalists for the Hackathon are Penteract, Kiki LLP, Quimby, Flying Duck, The Lolyers, Hotel Trivia Go, Reasonable Doubts and OR1-1-.

Hackathon Problem Statement

Hackathon Problem Statement

In line with our progress into a new age of Legal Technology, the big theme for this year's Hackathon is "The Big Leap Forward". We have 3 sub-themes for you to choose from. There will be specific problem statements for each theme released closer to the date of the Hackathon.

(a)  Access to Justice

While remote court hearings and legal clinics are becoming part of the norm, the fact remains that legal aid continues to be inaccessible for some. How can technology ensure that justice is accessible?


(b) Data Privacy and Cybersecurity
As our lives become more digital and start shifting into the meta-verse, more problems relating to data privacy and cybersecurity will arise. How can we best protect ourselves?


(c) Efficiency of Work Processes
538 Singapore lawyers quit in 2021, a five-year high. One of the reasons cited were the long hours. How can technology improve work processes for the lawyer and firm?

Hackathon Themes


Hackathon Team Theme Selection LIVE


Pre-Hackathon Workshops

Pre-hackathon workshops will be held online through Zoom on 21 June 2022 from 7PM to 9:30PM and on 23 June 2022 from 7PM to 8:30PM. The workshops will be conducted by established LegalTech platforms in Singapore which include INTELLLEX, lupl and

During the workshop, participants will be introduced to these pioneering LegalTech solutions, have a chance to try these platforms first hand and participate in a Q&A session with the LegalTech professionals. As participants will have the opportunity to use some of these LegalTech platforms to create their own solutions during the hackathon itself, this would be a valuable opportunity for participants. 


Participants will also receive an e-certificate upon participation.


Day 1

21 June 2022 7PM to 9.30PM

  • Fundamentals to Knowledge Management - An Introduction by INTELLLEX to their LegalTech Solutions:


    • INTELLLEX Stack

    • INTELLLEX FinReg

  • lupl: ​Digital Transformation Platform 2022 - An Introduction to their LegalTech Solutions

  • Hands-On Segment - Product Demonstration

Day 2

23 June 2022 7PM to 8.30PM

  • An Introduction by

  • An Introduction to's LegalTech solution

    • ​Integrated Project / Case Management
    • DMS
    • Billing and Accounting
    • Workflow Automation and Digital Signing
  • Hands-On Segment - Product Demonstration


Day 1 - 1 July 2022

Opening Ceremony

Admin Briefing

1PM to 2PM
Panel Discussion by SAL, CC and Bizibody / LitigationEdge - Efficiency of Work Processes

2PM to 3PM
Mr. David Olds, Norton Rose Fulbright - Data Privacy & Cybersecurity

3PM to 4PM
Legal Technologists Fireside Chat, Rajah & Tann Technologies - A career in Legaltech

Day 2 - 2 July 2022

Admin Briefing

10AM to 12PM
Masterchef Roaming

1PM to 2PM
Mr Kevin Low, AWS – A day in the life of a Security Solutions Architect in AWS

Day 3 - 3 July 2022
SMU Ngee Ann Kongsi Auditorium

Whole Day (Starts from 1PM)
Goodie Bag Redemption

Announcement of Finalists

Finalists' Briefing

5PM to 8PM
Judges' Submissions & Prelims Grading

12PM to 2PM
Finalists' Preparation & Lunch

2PM to 5PM
Finalists' Presentations

5PM to 6PM
Judges' Deliberation

4PM to 5PM
Mr. Foo Maw Jiun, Dentons Rodyk & Davidson LLP -  Transiting from a physical world to the Metaverse – what laws apply?

6PM to 7PM
Prizes Presentation & Closing Ceremony

* Light refreshments will be provided.
* Non-finalists continue to stand a chance to win the Special Awards during the prize presentation.

5PM to 6PM
Mr Brian Wong, Avvoka - How to Drive Legal Technology Uptake as a Lawyer

Donors & Partners

Donors & Partners

Platinum Donors



Dentons Rodyk is one of Singapore's biggest and part of the world’s largest law firm, with a team of around 200 lawyers offering clients a full suite of legal services necessary to do business locally and globally.



The Singapore Academy of Law is a statutory body in Singapore. SAL is a promotion and development agency for Singapore's legal industry. SAL also undertakes statutory functions such as stakeholding services and the appointment of Senior Counsel, Commissioners for Oaths and Notaries Public.

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R&T Tech offers multidisciplinary tech-enabled legal solutions including e-Discovery & Investigation, Cybersecurity, Learning Management & Content Development and Legal Engineering & Innovations. R&T Tech is the NewLaw vehicle for Rajah & Tann Asia to adapt itself and provide new legal delivery models through technology and innovation.

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Norton Rose Fulbright is an international law firm, with over 3,500 lawyers and legal professionals in more than 50 cities across the globe. We opened our Singapore office in 1982, so we are celebrating our 40th anniversary this year, being the longest running international law firm in Singapore.

Gold Donors


Supporting Partners


Supported By


Ministry of Law (MinLaw)


Singapore Management University (SMU)


Champion Team

1st Runner Up Team

2nd Runner Up Team

Special Awards

Dentons Rodyk
Access to Justice Award

Norton Rose Fulbright
The Big Leap Forward

Singapore Academy of Law (SAL)
Efficiency of Work Processes Award

Rajah & Tann Technologies
(R&T Tech)

Most Innovative Award



  • Is there any entry fee participants need to pay to participate?
    There is NO entry fee that participants need to pay to participate.
  • Is it possible to have a team made up of several different schools (e.g. mix of people from NUS, SMU and NTU)?
    You can have a team made up of participants from several different schools as long as a team comprises of 4-6 people and all team members are currently studying in an Singapore-based Institute of Higher Learning.
  • How long do we have in order to code the solution?
    The problem statement will be released 2 weeks prior to the start of the Hackathon i.e. 2 weeks prior to 22 June 2023 which is on 9 June 2023. Submissions are due by 6PM on 23 June 2023. Therefore, teams have around 14 days to code their solution.
  • Is a written submission explaining how our solution solves the problem statement needed?
    Yes, a short 200-300 word explanation of how your solution solves the problem statement will be needed as part of the deliverables.
  • What are the deliverables of the Hackathon?
    Participants may submit coded solutions, non-coded solutions or a combination of both. For coded solutions: GitHub link to your code Short 200-300 words write up about your solution 90s video explaining your project and showcasing the features or your project For non-coded solutions: Link to the hi-fi prototype* of your solution (which should be able to display the complete user flow for at least 1 use case of your solution) Short 200-300 words write up about your solution 90s video explaining your project and showcasing the features or your project *Participants can consider using wireframe tools such as Figma, Justinmind etc.
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