LawWithoutWalls teams 100 students from 30+ law and business schools around the world with academic, business, entrepreneur, and legal mentors.
Over four months, teams identify a problem related to law, and then work remotely to create a business plan for a solution and a prototype (often a legal startup). In the process, the program refines the skills of those involved, recharges the law market with innovations across business, law and technology, and revitalizes relationships with colleagues, clients, and future talent across the globe.
Given the needs of the new global, complex multi-disciplinary legal marketplace, successful lawyers and law schools of tomorrow must be creative problem solvers, leaders with a high risk tolerance and business mindset that can use technology, social media, and teaming and communication skills to overcome the walls of law.
Solutions to the challenges of tomorrow call for even more collaboration and permeability between legal practice and education (current and continuing), an interdependent relationship with reciprocal obligations, and more interaction among people of different disciplines and different cultures.