LWOW Original Winning Teams + Projects of Worth

 2016

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2015

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2014

Winner Overall: Paul DeCoster, Ivan Louis, Laura Song (Judgment Pay, an online portal that harnesses the powers of crowdsourcing to help those who have obtained a favorable civil judgment collect the money they are owed.)

Winner for Substance: Ciara Beades, Claire Farnoux, Geevith Rubakumar (Nirubi, an innovative app interface that provides a secure way for NGOs to gather, record, and share witness testimony.) 

Winner for Viability: Paul DeCoster, Ivan Louis, Laura Song (Judgment Pay)

Winner for Creativity: Paul DeCoster, Ivan Louis, Laura Song (Judgment Pay)

2013

Winner Overall: Mike Paranal, Paige Reese, Jackie Yeung (JD Handshake matches prospective employers with law students through an online platform)

Winner for Substance: Leticia Mayberry, Sarah Vettinger, Louisa Vaupel (JusticeBeyondWalls “Bringing 21st century technology behind 20th century walls.”)

Winner for Viability: Matt Evans, Amir Pelleg, Neal Sagal (LegalAxis is an innovative new business model that delivers basic legal service at a fix competitive cost. LegalAxis increases the access to legal services through a hybrid model where service can be delivered online or at a retail space.)

Winner for Creativity: Bashar Dahar, Andreas Imthurn, Roby Yoskowitz (Access 2 Access is a web platform that uses crowdsourcing to provide resources to underprivileged communities.)

Winner for Best Presentation: Mike Paranal, Paige Reese, Jackie Yeung (JD Handshake)

2012

Winner Overall: Margaret Hagan, Ashley Matthews, Iqra Mussadaq (Traffick Junction is a global NGO featuring a social-network like website specifically designed to unite and connect legal, political, and community advocates around the world who fight against human trafficking)

Winner for Creativity: Preetha Chakrabarty, Andres Diaz (Using current psychological and neuroscientific research, created a web-based plug-in for social networking sites like Facebook and Google+ that teaches responsibility and encourages moral decision-making by using cookies and custom-crafted algorithms to inform users when they are making poor posting choices and provide them the opportunity to make a better decision.)

2011

Winner Overall: Mari Byrne, Mike Rozensher (Created a business plan for an online community to provide consumer protection information and risk calculation tools for both consumer-plaintiffs and lawyers who are considering using third parties to fund litigation.)

Winner for Creativity: Julie Dahlgard, Thomas Dance, Kyle Marshall (Created an Aesthetic Consultancy that designs beautiful space to enable people to access law’s power, efficiently harness its potential, and therefore maximize its impact on institutions and society.)


LWOW X Winning Teams + Projects of Worth 

2016

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Topic: Even Tradition Can Be Enhanced With Technology: How Can IT Improve Important Protected Trial Processes?

Solution: Court UniformITy – An online platform that provides timely and professional information regarding available and allowable technology in each courtroom. CourtUniformITy assists attorneys in designing and utilizing technology strategies in their cases and connects attorneys with IT companies/vendors to implement their technology strategies.

Students: Jacqueline Kaleel (Miami Law), Luis Moyano Garcia (IE University), Gloria Youran Wu (STL)

Winner for Substance:

Topic: A New Kind Of Risk Management for Lawyers: Substance Abuse Prevention and Education for the Modern Legal Profession

Solution: Amethyste – An interactive app that educates law students on substance abuse and empowers them with tools and techniques to stay healthy, communicate about challenges, and access supportive resources.

Students: Eithne Barry (UCL), Peter Möckel (U of Leipzig), PJ Esfandiari (York/Osgoode)

Winner for Creativity:

Topic: From Lass to Lawyer: How Can We Empower the Girls of Today To Be Tomorrow’s Female Law Leaders?

Solution: EmpowHER: An interactive app and childrens' history curriculum companion focusing on women leaders and their stories, accomplishments, and contributions.

Students: Cecilia Garraway (U of Leipzig), Michelle Fox (Maurer), Tiffany Yi Liu (STL),
Qiaojiao Wen (UCL)

Winner for Viability:

Topic: Lawyers as Leaders: How Can Lawyers be Empowered to Create Social Change?

Solution: LexLeader: An interactive app that combines games and lectures designed to increase lawyers' leadership skills, focusing on time management, body language, strategy, leadership, charisma, and vocal tonality.

Students: Daniel Chua (UCL), Emil Pappaterra (IE University), Josh Kropkof (Miami Law)

2015

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Topic: Running For Their Lives: How Can the Legal Profession Help Prevent Violent Crimes Against Minors So They Don’t Have to Flee?

Solution: AdvoCat – revolutionary, multilingual interface for minor immigrant detainees and their advocates that uses gamification to build trust and explain and safeguard the best interests of the child.

Students: Wiktor Los (Bucerius), Aisling Malone (UCL), Marie Santunione (École HEAD)

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Topic: Servicing the Lawyers to Service the Clients: How Can Technology, New Mediums, and GlobalSupport Structures be Utilized to Help Lawyers Help their Clients?

Solution: StreamlineHousing Law – online platform to help lawyers provide more efficient + effective service by empowering their housing clients. 

Students: Al Hounsell (York/Osgoode), James Mosley (UCL), Yuwei Zhang (STL)

2014

Winner Overall: Ciara Beades, Claire Farnoux, Geevith Rubakumar (Nirubi, an innovative app interface that provides a secure way for NGOs to gather, record, and share witness testimony.)

Winner for Creativity: Lindsay Bierman, Shauna France, Claire Gusko, Arvine Nooralian (LegalBrew, a one-stop legal resource shop for microbrew enthusiasts seeking to turn their hobby into profit.)


LWOW X Compliance Winning Teams + Projects of Worth 

2015

Winner Overall:

Topic: Anti-Trust Compliance Issues in an International Context

Solution: Athletips: the game that teaches you the rules
A fun, trivia-based game that allows student athletes to learn the rules in the NCAA handbook while tracking the progress of athlete’s right to compensation.

Students: Ryuji Kato (UCL), Adrienne Scheffey (Miami Law), Alexandre Weber (École HEAD)

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Topic: Dealing with the Effects of Mental Health Issues on Ethics-Related Conduct

Solution: Firmind: Mindful Compliance
Raises awareness of lawyer depression w/an app promoting wellness by uncovering gaps in law firms' mental health services. 

Students: Danielle Coupet (Miami Law), Anna Charlotte Kempe (Leipzig), Brendan Monahan (York/Osgood)

Winner for Creativity: 

Topic: Managing Ethics and Compliance Risk Downstream through the Supply Chain

Solution: GoFairWork: Fair Play by Fair Work
A platform for self-reporting to protect construction workers rights when building FIFA World Cup facilities.

Students: Maria Pedrique (PUC), Karl-Erich Trisberg (Bucerius), Lisa Wiese (U of Leipzig)

Winner for Viability: 

Topic: Ambiguous Legal Issues Associated with Investigations and Audits

Solution: Slam Dunk
Play, learn, comply: an ap to teach players the NCAA rules and adverse implications from breaking them.

Students: Claudia Dittmers (U of Leipzig), Chazz Chitwood (Miami Law), Stephanie Theodotou (UCL)