LWOW is a part-virtual experiential learning initiative that leverages intergenerational, cross-cultural, multi-disciplinary exchange to change the mindsets, skillsets, and behaviors of practicing and aspiring lawyers.
Given the needs of the new global, complex multi-disciplinary legal marketplace, successful lawyers must be creative problem solvers, leaders with a high risk tolerance and business mindset that can use technology, collaboration, leadership, and communication skills to overcome the walls of law. Therefore, LWOW focuses on:
UPSKILLING AND RESKILLING:
While LWOW teams create innovations at the intersection of law, business, and technology, LWOW’s real value is building collaborative relationships and developing skills that are essential to being a successful lawyer today such as teaming, leadership, mentoring, communication, project management, innovation, cultural competency, business planning, problem finding/solving, technology, and networking.
TRANSFORMING CULTURE AND RELATIONSHIPS:
LWOW is team based. Over the course of any of our offerings, teams of law and business professionals and students from over 20 countries around the world work together virtually and/or in person to create viable solutions to real problems related to the business of law. In the process, in addition to honing the DNA of an innovator and learning new methods of problem solving and innovation, participants transform relationships with their colleagues and their clients and learn new approaches to create community and culture change.
Creating innovative solutions to real business-OF-Law challenges
In all of core LWOW offerings (LWOW Original, LWOW X, LWOW Xed, and LWOW Sprint) teams apply the 3-4-5 Method of Innovation to co-create a Project of Worth: a business case, practicable solution, and prototype to a real problem sponsored by a corporate legal department, law company, nonprofit organization, or law firm. They learn new design thinking principal and new ways to innovate and be agents of change.
Last but not least, LWOW is all about its community. Now in its 10th year, LawWithoutWalls consists of over 2000 legal and business professionals, academics, entrepreneurs and 35 law and business schools from around the world who share a commitment to staying relevant, playing an active part in the future of our profession, and being part of a “without walls” community designed to create long lasting meaningful impact on participants individually and collectively.