PRESS RELEASES | MAR 08, 2021

Law students from LITE Lab win HKU Innovation Academy InnoSpark with VR mock court pitch for access to justice

Law students from LITE Lab selected as one of winning teams at HKU’s InnoSpark

A team of five students from across different Law, Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship Lab (LITE Lab) courses won the HKU’s Faculty of Engineering Innovation Academy’s InnoSpark pitching competition held on February 23, 2021.

HKU’s Faculty of Engineering Innovation Academy created InnoHub to bring together students and teachers from all 10 HKU faculties, and Law Faculty academic champion and LITE Lab founding executive director Brian Tang nominated 5 students from different LITE Lab courses to be entitled to access the new Tam Wing Fan Innovation Wing space and tools, and compete in the InnoSpark pitching competition.

The law student team comprising of Kimberly Amy CHEAH 謝紫瑩 (LLB 4), Angel LUI Yan Yan 呂茵茵 (LLB 4), Irene Harim LEE 李河林 (BSS(GL)/LLB 4), Taisy CHAN Sze Hang 陳施杏 (BBA/LLB 4) and Emebo Jimi Emenike CHAN 陳俊安(LLB 3) pitched their winning proposal for InnoTrial – a legaltech initiative to enhance access to justice by providing self-represented litigant with virtual reality (VR) mock trial sessions to enable them to familiarise themselves with courts and its procedures to practice and empower them to perform at their best in actual court.

The team is now outreaching to new interdisciplinary student team members from Mechanical/ Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Design, Business and Law who may be keen to make this initiative a reality. Interested parties should please contact Kimberly Cheah (cheahk1@connect.hku.hk)

LITE Lab students and founding executive director at InnoHub launch at the Tam Wing Fan Innovation Wing

InnoTrial team members Angel Lui and Jimi Chan pitching InnoTrial at InnoSpark

Cross-faculty launch of Innohub on January 22, 2021

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