Join a global collaboratory of 750+ change agents
dedicated to innovating the future of legal education and practice.

 

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.

In other words, the future of law
requires a mentality of a world of law—without walls.

 

More than just a class.

 

We team 95+ students from 30 law and business schools around the world with mentors (academic, entrepreneur, and lawyer mentors).  Over four months, student/mentor teams must identify a problem in legal education or practice and create a Project of Worth—a prototype and business plan for a legal start-up that solves the identified problem.  This Project of Worth could include a business plan for a new startup or designs for new methods of arbitration enforcement. However, the Project of Worth is much more than a paper, presentation, or idea—it is a real solution to a real problem facing the legal marketplace. 

More than just a conference.

Each course offering begins with a KickOff (in-person or virtual) that includes interactive exercises to foster idea generation, teaming, self-assessment, presentation, and communication skills. In hack-a-thon like style, teams create a real innovation over the course of two days.

We conclude at the ConPosium, an event (in-person or virtual) wherein teams present their Projects of Worth to a panel of multidisciplinary judges, including venture capitalists, who assess the substance, viability, and creativity, of the projects.

More than just a webinar.

Utilizing cutting-edge video technology, the LWOW Community meets together weekly to debate hot issues at the intersection of law, technology, and innovation. We call these LWOW Live sessions. These interactive exchanges are led by globally-recognized Thought Leaders (experts in their fields) and are available for CLE credit. Meanwhile, the teams meet virtually each week to investigate their topic, identify and solve a problem, and, ultimately, develop their Projects of Worth.

 

 
 

The KickOff

THE INNOVATION BEGINS.

LWOW begins with the KickOff, an in-person or virtual experience of  interactive exercises to foster idea generation, teaming, self-assessment, presentation, and communication skills. Here, teams get to know themselves and each other to lay the foundation for the process ahead.

LWOW Live

EXPLORING THE FRONTIER OF LEGAL ED + PRACTICE.

Each week, the LWOW Community gathers together for an interactive, lively debate centered on hot topics in legal education and practice. Led by Thought Leaders, these sessions feature live video, audio, and type chat. All are welcome and encouraged to participate.

 

Virtual Dynamic Teaming

BRINGING IDEAS TO LIFE.

Teams are in constant communication using a multitude of technologies (e.g., Skype, WhatsApp, WeChat, and Adobe Connect). They meet virtually each week to investigate their topic, identify and solve a problem, and, ultimately, develop their Projects of Worth. The students engage experts in interviews, conduct field research, and receive guidance from their multidisciplinary and global group of mentors.

The ConPosium

SOLUTIONS REVEALED.

Each LWOW program concludes with the ConPosium. This dynamic, interactive event  is either in-person or virtual, enabling global participation. Student teams present their Projects of Worth to a panel of multidisciplinary judges, including venture capitalists. Both the audience and judges offer commentary and assess the substance, viability, and creativity, of the projects.

The LWOW Community includes over 750 change agents, including

STUDENTS
ACADEMICS
ENTREPRENEURS
VENTURE CAPITALISTS
LAWYERS
business professionals

and more!

Whether you're a retired partner with decades of experience or a business-savvy marketing guru looking to make a difference, the LWOW Community welcomes innovators, collaborators, entrepreneurs, and those driven to make a difference.

Students who thrive within the LawWithoutWalls experience possess an innovative and entrepreneurial spirit; the maturity to embrace the challenges of collaboration and cross-cultural teamwork; a willingness to boldly engage in community brainstorming; the ability to creatively solve problems; and demonstrated leadership qualities.

We sharpen 21st Century professional skills.

 

All LWOW participants hone 21st Century professional skills
not taught in a classroom or traditional executive education environment.

cultural competency
teaming
project management
intrapreneurship
technology
problem solving
communication
leadership
 

We strengthen client relationships.

LWOW offers relationship building on an intra-office basis amongst the disparate organizations locations globally, as well as relationship building between the organization’s professionals and their clients.

We discover talent.

LWOW provides a reliable and efficient student recruitment process that facilitates access to students from some of best law and business schools around the world. Participating organizations have an inside view to students' work product, ethic, and skillsets.

We create solutions.

Our Community generates implementable innovations solving tomorrow's challenges at the intersection of business, law, and technology.

We build a community.

At the core of LWOW is the development of a global multidisciplinary collaboratory for thought leadership around the business of law that breaks down walls between lawyers and clients, law and business, practitioners and educators, and academics and students.

Watch and read what more of our participants have to say.