For LWOW’s 10th anniversary, we created three new offerings focused on building intergenerational, multi-disciplinary exchange and community as well as upskilling students and law/business professionals to help them better navigate the ever-changing legal landscape. The goals of these offerings build on LWOW’s historic 3-part mission: 1) help participants hone 21st century professional skills (e.g., innovation, cultural competency, creative problem finding and solving, leadership, business planning, communication, collaboration, and virtual/inter-generational teaming); 2) transform relationships between legal professionals and clients; and, 3) create innovations that solve real business challenges faced by legal departments and law firms/companies.
The LWOW Sprint: 2 day in-person experiential learning “weekender” focused on innovation, collaboration, and transformation. Attendees learn design thinking principles and the 3-4-5 Method of Innovation in a multi-disciplinary and cross-generational team format. The Sprint is hands-on upskilling for practicing and aspiring law and business professionals who seek to enhance their cross-cultural, creative teaming, problem solving, and leadership skills while hacking (attempting to solve) a real business-of-law challenge on a sponsored team alongside kindred spirits. All teams will create a solution to the problem assigned by the Team Sponsor and present it at the end of the two days to a panel of judges. 17-18 April 2020 @MiamiLaw. For U.S. Students, this course is 1 credit (click here). For more detail, click here.
LWOW Xed: All-virtual course about the innovation in law consisting of two parts: Part A) live weekly 90-minute webinars featuring academics and thought leaders from around the world to explore the application of innovation and tech in the law with a global perspective. This part of the course is open to the entire LWOW community; and Part B) virtual teaming among the student participants to solve a real challenge related to social justice/entrepreneurship. This course can be taken alone. However, for those students who have been accepted in LWOW Sprint 2020, this course is required. It is designed to enable students who add more meaningful contributions during the sprint. The webinar component contextualizes innovation in law by covering the broad topics that will frame the narrower challenges assigned to teams in the LWOW Sprint. The teaming/ideation component enables students to practice the skills they will employ in the Sprint beforehand. However, the team challenge and make-up will be different at the Sprint. Wednesdays 22 Jan–8 April 2020. For U.S. Students, this course is 3 credits (click here). For more detail, click here.
LWOW PopUps: community building, interactive skills-enhancing evenings designed to introduce LWOW to newcomers and provide refreshers to those who have participated in LWOW before. With a combo of substantive content (on the application of innovation to law) and networking, these PopUps are designed to be learning and connectivity opportunities for the LWOW community across the globe. As such, we seek hosts who are willing to fund, plan, and deliver the content of the event in LWOW-style. 16 or 17 Jan, 2020 16:00-18:00 (Location/Host TBD). For more detail, click here. Interested in hosting? please email email@example.com. Thanks!
Click here to see a chart detailing the differences between the LWOW 2020 offerings and former offerings (LWOW O and LWOW X).
School Commitment/Student Application Process
Click here to fill out a form committing to participation in LWOW 2020 and requesting the number of students you would like to participate from your school in LWOW Xed and LWOW Sprint.
Click here to see an Application Flow Chart.
The LWOW Team is committed to supporting you in the mission to spread the word about LWOW and garner student engagement. Please find resources for LWOW 2020 recruitment below. The application (including information on the process, FAQs, and more) can be found at lwow.org/apply. A reminder that you can find us on twitter/instagram @lawwithoutwalls. Should you have any questions or further needs, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!
Videos to help with Recruiting Students
Long form recruitment video (54 seconds)
(Click here) LWOW brought to life
Personal Pitch examples (YouTube playlist)
For twitter, instagram (square size) (Coming Soon)
For Facebook, Linkedin, other platforms (rectangle size) (Coming Soon
Other Info and Support
Testimonials (Click here) Survey results from past participants
Participating Schools (Click here)
Sample winning application (Click here) Winner of Unilever's internal contest to participate as a LWOW Team Leader (one winner, more than 200 entries)