Erika Concetta Pagano

DIRECTOR, LawWithoutWalls
lecturer in law, university of miami
guest faculty, IE UNIVERSITY


Erika is a lawyer, culture creator, innovator, and educator. Her mission is to explore and develop the future of the legal profession through communication, collaboration, and creativity.

Erika is also a speaker, independent consultant, and facilitator to law firms and corporate legal departments, focusing on problem solving, culture creation, teaming, technology, and cross-border initiatives. 

At Miami Law, Erika teaches Innovation, Technology, and the Law with Michele DeStefano. She is the 2018 recipient of the Daniel E. Murray Distinguished Service Award. Erika also teaches an Innovation, Technology, and the Law course as Guest Faculty at IE University.

She is a Miami Dean & Trustee for the Awesome Foundation, sits on the National Advisory Council for Law School Transparency, is an active member of the Georgetown University Alumni Admissions Program, co-chair of the Class of 2008 Alumni Committee, and serves as faculty advisor for the Miami Law chapter of the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association.

She received her B.S.F.S. in Science, Technology, and International Affairs from the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, where she served on the boards of GUSAGIRC, and NAIMUN, and completed coursework at Peking University and East China Normal University. She received her J.D., Magna cum laude, from the University of Miami, where she was Managing Editor of Miami Law Review, Law School representative to the University Board of Trustees, and a James Weldon Johnson/Robert H. Waters Scholar. Erika is also an LWOW alumna (2012).