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SCCA Legal Eagle Challenge: Singapore’s 1st In-house Counsel Competition for Law Students

SCCA Legal Eagle  Challenge: Singapore’s 1st In-house Counsel Competition for Law Students

Venue : Zoom

Event Start Date : Saturday 08 August 2020

Event End Date : Saturday 08 August 2020

Event Start Time : 09:00 am

Event End Time : 12:00 pm

Registration Start Date : Monday 29 June 2020

Registration End Date : Thursday 09 July 2020

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Charities are facing a challenging time. The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the lives of people all around the world and has changed the structure of societies and how people go about in their everyday lives. Charities have not been spared as well, for the pandemic affects their beneficiaries and the ensuing economic fallout affects their funding.

SCCA’s Probono Committee is organising its inaugural Legal Eagle Challenge. We are inviting enthusiastic and innovative law students to come together to don the hat of a fictional charity’s General Counsel and advise its directors and management on a case scenario dealing with COVID-19’s legal and commercial impact on the charity, as well as its operations. Providing innovative solutions where law meets commercial realities.

2-4 law students will form a team to submit a presentation (powerpoint slides). Finalist teams shortlisted by Preliminaries Judges will present to an esteemed judging panel for the Finals. Awards include: (1) Winning Team; (2) Most Innovative Team; (3) Most Business Savvy Team; and (4) Best Communicator (individual award).

All profits will be donated to the beneficiary charity, Child at Street 11.

 

Key Dates

29 June 2020

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Registration is open    

9 July 2020

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Registration Deadline

Teams to register and pay a registration fee. Upon confirmation of registration, SCCA will e-mail the Participant Information Pack (which includes the case scenario and participating rules) and submission details.

23 July 2020

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Submission Deadline

Teams submit presentation (PowerPoint slide pack)    

31 July 2020

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Announcement of Finalists

8 August 2020

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Finals

Each team will give a 15 minutes presentation followed by 10 minutes Q&A by the Judges

 

Prizes

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Winning Team will win an internship at a multinational company (subject to COVID-19 situation, the company's internal policies, and other terms and conditions).

The most Innovative Team will win a S$800 cash prize from LexisNexis.

The best communicator (individual) will win a S$200 cash prize.

The recipient(s) for each award will be invited to a coffee session with a general counsel or legal leader from reputable companies - including a Global 500 company, Singapore public listed companies and multi-national conglomerates - where they can have a no-holds-barred discussion similar to an AMA or Ask-Me-Anything session for an hour (subjected to confidentiality issues).

 

Follow these steps to start making a difference:

Step 1 – Build your team

Step 2 – Register here & receive the Participant Information Pack

Step 3 – Craft your solution

Step 4 – Submit your solution (in PowerPoint slides) by 23 July 2020.

 

Eligibility

This challenge is open to all law students (for a law degree or diploma) in any public or private institution in Singapore. Each team shall consist of no less than 2, and no more than 4, students from the same institution.

 

Registration Fee, Beneficiaries, and Partners

The registration fee is S$10 per team member.

The beneficiary charity for 2020 is Child at Street 11. Child at Street 11 is a secular and independent charity that runs early years education programmes for children between 2 months old to 12 years old at a highly subsidised rate. Most of these children are from underprivileged families facing economic difficulties and have issues providing academic support for their child’s learning. The charity works with such families and donors to raise confident and creative children who have a can-do spirit. More details about Child at Street 11 can be found at http://www.street11.org.sg/.

Well-wishers who wish to make donations to the charity without participating in the Challenge may do so by emailing secretariat@scca.org.sg.

We are grateful to our partner, LexisNexis, for sponsoring the cash prize for the Most Innovative Team award. LexisNexis Legal & Professional is a leading global provider of information and analytics that enable professionals in legal, corporate, government and non-profit organizations to improve decision-making and achieve better business outcomes. LexisNexis is a part of RELX Group, serving customers in more than 130 countries with 10,000 employees worldwide, with an information network containing 3 petabytes of legal and news data with 65 billion documents (that’s 150 times the size of Wikipedia and doubling every three years).

For over 100 years, LexisNexis has delivered best-in-class legal content, data and analytics from the leading minds in the profession. Across the globe, LexisNexis combines content, technology and analytics to advance the rule of law and shape a more just world where all are equal under the law. For more information, please visit www.lexisnexis.com.sg.

 

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