LawWithoutWalls: a part-virtual experiential learning initiative that leverages intergenerational, cross-culture, multi-disciplinary exchange to change the mindsets, skillsets, and behaviors of practicing and aspiring lawyers.

2020 Offerings:

LWOW Sprint: 2 day in-person experiential learning “weekender” focused on innovation, collaboration, and transformation. Attendees learn design thinking principles and the 3-4-5 Method of Innovation in a multi-disciplinary and cross-generational team format. The Sprint is hands-on upskilling for practicing and aspiring law and business professionals who seek to enhance their cross-cultural, creative teaming, problem solving, and leadership skills while hacking (attempting to solve) a real business-of-law challenge on a sponsored team alongside kindred spirits. All teams will create a solution to the problem assigned by the Team Sponsor and present it at the end of the two days to a panel of judges. Click here to learn more.

LWOW Xed: All-virtual course for the LWOW Community and LWOW Students about the practical application of innovation in law consisting of two parts:

  1. Live weekly 90-minute webinars featuring academics and thought leaders from around the world to explore the application of innovation and tech in the law with a global perspective.

  2. Virtual teaming among the student participants to solve a real challenge related to social justice/entrepreneurship.

This course is open to the LWOW community. It is designed to arm participants with a deeper understanding of the global legal marketplace and how innovation is impacting the careers and work of legal professionals. It also serves as prep for future participation in other LWOW offerings like the LWOW Sprint or LWOW O. The webinar component contextualizes innovation in law by covering the broad topics that will frame the narrower challenges assigned to teams in both the LWOW Sprint and LWOW O. As such, participants can make more meaningful contributions. Click here to learn more.

LWOW PopUp: Community building, interactive skills-enhancing evenings designed to introduce LWOW to newcomers and provide refreshers to those who have participated in LWOW before. With a combo of substantive content (on the application of innovation to law) and networking, these PopUps are designed to be learning and connectivity opportunities for the LWOW community across the globe. As such, we seek hosts who are willing to fund, plan, and deliver the content of the event in LWOW-style. 16 or 17 Jan, 2020 16:00-18:00 (Location/Host TBD). 

  • Click here to learn more. Email Lulia@lwow.org if you are interested in hosting.

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Other Offerings (TBD 2021)

LWOW Original (aka LWOW O): 4-Month part-in-person/part-virtual experiential learning program designed for practicing and aspiring lawyers that brings a human-centered design perspective to law.  LWOW O unites teams of approximately four law and business professionals (who serve as “Team Leaders,” “Topic Experts,” and/or “Mentors”) along with three students (the “Hackers”) from more than 35 law and business schools around the world. Over the course of the 4 months, each team learns and applies the 3-4-5 Method of Innovation created by LWOW’s founder, Michele DeStefano, to co-create a Project of Worth: a business case and practicable solution to a real problem assigned and sponsored by a corporate legal department, law company, or law firm. Teams also attend weekly webinars that provide substantive training to help teams reach their goals (topics include consumer storytelling, prototyping, branding and business planning, and more). Click here to learn more.

LWOW X: 4-Month all-virtual experiential learning program designed for practicing and aspiring lawyers that brings a human-centered design perspective to law.  LWOW O unites teams of approximately four law and business professionals (who serve as “Team Leaders,” “Topic Experts,” and/or “Mentors”) along with three students (the “Hackers”) from more than 35 law and business schools around the world. Over the course of the 4 months, each team learns and applies the 3-4-5 Method of Innovation created by LWOW’s founder, Michele DeStefano, to co-create a Project of Worth: a business case and practicable solution to a real problem assigned and sponsored by a corporate legal department, law company, or law firm. Teams also attend weekly webinars that provide substantive training to help teams reach their goals (topics include consumer storytelling, prototyping, branding and business planning, and more). Click here to learn more.

Click here to see a chart that compares LWOW 2020 Offerings to LWOW O and LWOW X

Schedule

In 2020, LWOW will offer LWOW Sprint and LWOW Xed only.