PILnet’s 2017 Law for Change Student Competition finalists, Alison Li, Edelweiss Kwok and Ellie Tse are joint winners, together with LexLucid, in the public sector category of this year’s Global Legal Hackathon. 

The competition had over 5,000 participants from 22 countries. The team developed a tool called Decoding Law which helps users understand Hong Kong legislation by explaining defined terms and breaking down complex legal jargon into simple language. Team members shared how participating in PILnet’s Law for Change Student Competition motivated them to think more deeply about innovative solutions for access to justice issues and how mentorship provided by lawyers and PILnet helped them develop concrete skills for designing and implementing their project — skills which proved invaluable during the Global Legal Hackathon. Congratulations to team Decoding Law on winning the Global Legal Hackathon!