The BRYTER Center for Digitalization & Law forms a dedicated institute for digitalization in law.
BRYTER, the leading legal no-code automation platform, has created the BRYTER Center for Digitalization & Law with the European Business School, dedicated to issues of digitalization of law, in education, teaching, and the legal market. The Center is academically led by Prof. Emmanuel V. Towfigh and supported by co-directors Michael Grupp and Dr. Micha-Manuel Bues.
Bringing practice to theory
Digitalization has reached the legal market and legal activities. Software is increasingly taking over standard tasks and becoming a normal part of the legal working world. This presents legal educators with the challenge of picking up on technologies and reflecting them in theoretical and practical content. The new BRYTER Center for Digitization & Law at the EBS University of Business and Law in Wiesbaden/Oestrich-Winkel is dedicated to the digitization of legal working environments in a new research center and will, among other things, implement expert conferences and workshops with students. It will also be actively involved in teaching in order to provide students with more training in this area and prepare them for the challenges of professional practice.
Intersecting law, business, and technology
The center focuses not only on the legal issues involved in the use of technology, but also explicitly on the application of technological possibilities in the application of law itself. With improved technological possibilities, the latter area is of enormous importance for legal decision-making, professional careers and for the legal market as a whole. Application concepts such as legal decision support, software-based text analysis, process and workflow automation are examples of strong and sustainable innovations in the legal market that affect legal work and are already changing it today. The new center forms a future-focused intersection of law, business, and technology and is intended to go beyond education as a breeding ground for cooperation on projects between science and business.
Legal tech is the future. Anyone who starts a law degree today will enter a completely different working world – and legal education must urgently take this into account.Michael Grupp, Co-Director of the BRYTER Center for Digitalization & Law
BRYTER would like to actively participate in shaping this: As a fast-growing, innovative company, BRYTER itself experiences the changing demands on education and training and sees a need for action in the creation of practice-relevant, technological content. Since its inception in 2018, BRYTER has quickly become the leading no-code automation platform for legal and regulatory decision-making. With development resources scarce worldwide, BRYTER is opening up opportunities for lawyers in commercial law firms, legal and compliance departments, and the public sector to automate decision-making processes and transform even complex and sophisticated business services into interactive self-service applications that become available in the form of virtual assistants inside and outside the organization. After all, too many value-added services in regulatory departments such as compliance, legal, tax, data protection, security, procurement, administration and HR are still based on manual processes.
A partnership for the future
With the Center, EBS University is focusing even more strongly on the future topic of digitalization, in addition to the first “Law of Digitalization” focus area in Germany, founded in 2019, and the “Legal Innovation Lab.” EBS University is an ideal partner for BRYTER, with its canon of economic, legal and social topics, its roots in the Rhine-Main metropolitan region as a business location, and its focus on future-oriented, high-quality legal education.
“Legal tech is the future. Anyone who starts a law degree today will enter a completely different working world – and legal education must urgently take this into account. The earlier students come into contact with the use of legal technologies, the better. That’s why it’s a matter close to our hearts to support legal education and research,” says co-director Michael Grupp. “Just as computer science is an application science, legal tech requires the combination of theory and application, and we are happy to contribute the practical part for a holistic educational concept in this still new cross-sectional field,” Dr. Micha-Manuel Bues continues, “Law firms expect more from their future employees than a cookie-cutter legal education. At BRYTER, we want to give students the opportunity to be curious, to discover ways that go beyond the norm and to experience digitalization up close. We are also very interested in research in this area and would like to advance it. We look forward to tackling this together with EBS Law School.”
“Future lawyers need a comprehensive and systemic understanding of the mega-trend of digitalization. That’s why we’ll actively involve BRYTER in teaching at EBS Law School. In this way, our students gain insights into their future working world and how to use appropriate tools in the field of legal tech. They will also have the advantage of proximity to the managing directors of BRYTER, Michael Grupp and Dr. Micha-Manuel Bues, to help them follow the development of a fast-growing technology company. I’m really looking forward to working together,” explains Prof. Emanuel V. Towfigh, Director of the Center and Chair of Public Law, Empirical Legal Research and Legal Economics, explaining the advantages of the cooperation.
The Publications Center is already working in the field of legal automation, and a kick-off event in June 2022 will open the doors of the center locally.
Further information can be found on the center’s website.
BRYTER is the no-code app builder that enables business experts to build digital apps. BRYTER gives enterprise teams the tools to build digital applications to provide faster, more accurate services to their colleagues, without programming. BRYTER is especially geared to professionals in law, compliance, accounting and finance, who use workflow automation and no-code to streamline complex, recurring decisions and scenarios. Global brands from consumer industries (McDonald’s), through financial services (ING Banking Group) to professional service firms (Deloitte, PwC and KPMG), use BRYTER to deliver services digitally. BRYTER is a remote-first company with offices in New York, Boston, London, Paris, Frankfurt and Berlin. www.bryter.com
About EBS University of Economics and Law
EBS Universität is one of the leading private business universities in Germany. Around 2,200 students and doctoral candidates are currently learning and researching at the Wiesbaden and Oestrich-Winkel locations. The EBS Business School, the oldest private university for business administration in Germany, has been training leaders with an international perspective since 1971. The EBS Law School, the youngest law faculty in Germany, has been offering a full, classic law degree since 2011 with the goal of a state examination and commercial law focus areas as well as an integrated Master in Business (M.A.). The university supports specialists and executives from the economy with its continuing education program from the EBS Executive School. Since July 2016, EBS Universität has been part of the non-profit foundation company SRH, a leading provider of educational and healthcare services. www.ebs.edu