Invitation Letter

Below, please find a sample email to communicate the why, what, who, and how of LWOW to internal partners and external clients who you’ve identified for participation on your team. Feel free to customize it according to your organization's needs and culture.

Dear [Name]:

[Organization] is proud to partner with LawWithoutWalls (LWOW). LWOW transforms the way lawyers and business professionals partner together to solve problems. Over the course of four months, multi-disciplinary teams embark on a part in-person, part virtual innovation journey from problem to solution (including a prototype, business plan, commercial, and dynamic presentation delivered to an audience of more than 200).

LWOW goes beyond traditional executive education—it's experiential, intensive, and engaging, involving multidisciplinary, multicultural stakeholders from firms, corporations, and law and business students from more than 30 schools across the globe. In the process, participants hone their 21st century professional skills, including: leadership, mentoring, problem solving, project management, collaboration, communication, technology, feedback, business planning, and public speaking.

We are sponsoring [#] team[s] in LWOW 2019. As such, we select the team leaders and topic expert mentors for the team[s] and we also pick the challenge for the team[s] to hack on over the 16 weeks. Participation involves traveling to two in-person events (described below) and virtual teaming in between.

  • KickOff: LWOW begins with the KickOff (19–20 January) at the IE University in Segovia, SPain (about a 25 minute train ride from Madrid). The KickOff is two days of intensive idea generation, team building, community engagement, and laying the foundation for our teams to build their Projects of Worth. (Click here for a video that showcases the KickOff in action.)

  • ConPosium: LWOW concludes at the ConPosium (14–15 April) at the University of Miami (Coral Gables, FL). At the ConPosium, teams to deliver their Projects of Worth to 200 people from the LWOW community and a panel of judges (VC, academic, entrepreneur, practitioner). Team Leaders and Topic Experts present on stage at ConPosium alongside students from their team; thus, their in-person attendance and participation is imperative. (Click here for a video that showcases the ConPosium in action.)

Might you consider joining us in this incredible opportunity? As part of our LWOW journey, we'd like to invite [Name/Position] to play the role of [Team Leader/Topic Expert]. A role description, along with time commitment, can be found here. As part of our team, you will be working alongside professionals from our organization, including [enter names and links to bios here], as well as mentors from other organizations and professions. Our charge, as the Team Leaders and Experts, is to lead and mentor the 2-3 law and business students that serve as hackers as we explore our selected topic challenge and work towards a solution, prototype, and dynamic presentation. In the process, we will collaborate, refine our skills, gain practicable know-how and tools that will generate value-add for our own teams and organizations, and share a uniquely beneficial, memorable experience. 

We so hope you will take part in the LWOW 2019 journey with us. 

Warmest regards,

[Your name]

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