LWOW X: Social Entrepreneurship

NOT OFFERED IN 2020

WHAT IT IS:

A global, all-virtual multidisciplinary collaboratory solving tomorrow’s social justice problems in legal education and practice related to issues around youth advocacy, juvenile justice, human rights, and/or access to education and justice for vulnerable client populations. 

LWOW X Social Entrepreneurship teams 30 students from 30 law and business schools around the world with mentors from the academic, business, and legal, fields. Over four months, teams identify a discrete law-related social justice problem and develop a Project of Worth: an implementable solution to that problem combining innovative business principles with public interest goals to affect change and create value. In so doing, they will also hone the skills needed for 21st century lawyering, namely teaming, leadership, creative problem solving, entrepreneurship, cultural competency, social networking, project management, and business acumen.

WHO'S INVOLVED: 

Academics, lawyers, arbitrators, venture capitalists, entrepreneurs, regulators, judges, compliance professionals, business executives, technologists, and law and business students.

HOW IT WORKS: THE 3-4-5 METHOD OF INNOVATION

LWOW is a team-based experiential method of learning and occurs in 3 phases over 4 months with a 5 Step process. Each team is sponsored by a law department, a law firm/company, or other professional service provider. The sponsoring entity assigns the team a problem it (or its client) is experiencing and wants solved. After narrowing down the challenge to a manageable-sized problem, the team’s charge is to create a solution to the problem (along with a prototype, business case, and commercial) and then present that solution to the LWOW community. Teams accomplish this by following the 5-Steps to a Project of Worth. Click here to learn more.

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WHO FUNDS THIS INITIATIVE: 

The Ferraro Law Firm underwrites the LWOW X Social Entrepreneurship offering. 

TIMELINE: SAMPLE FROM2019

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