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Spring 2016
LAW173  AS  LAW WITHOUT WALLS

Course Description
Through a dynamic experience, LawWithoutWalls (LWOW) accelerates innovation and seeds a global community of change agents that are transforming the way lawyers and business professionals partner to solve problems at the intersection of law, business, and technology.

LWOW Original teams 50 students from 30 law and business schools around the world with academic, business, entrepreneur, and legal mentors. Over four months, teams identify a problem related to law and create a business plan for a solution (often a legal startup). In the process, LWOW refines 21st Century professionals skills, recharges the law market with innovations across law, business, and technology, and revitalizes relationships with colleagues, clients, and future talent across the globe.

This blended (part virtual, part in-person) 4-month program is designed to equip experienced and inexperienced talent with new skills and new contacts to make them more successful global business leaders armed with the knowledge and expertise to meet the challenges of the economic pressures, technological advances, and globalization that have dramatically reshaped the legal market (and that will continue to do so in the years to come).

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Course Schedule
None

Course Frequency
This course is usually offered once every academic year

Course Information

Credits: 3
Pass/Fail Option: No
Prerequisite: None; however, courses on professional responsibility, international law and regulation, and globalization are a plus.
Grading: Graded
Method of Evaluation: Unlike traditional law school courses where students are graded on one law school exam by one law professor, assessment in LawWithoutWalls is an integrated, collaborative process. Students give and receive continual feedback to and from their teammates and mentors. Additionally, students evaluate LawWithoutWalls, their team, and themselves at the end of the semester. Areas of assessment include teamwork, communication, technology, business knowhow, presentation, and research skills along with legal knowledge creativity, innovation and network building.
Graduation Requirements Fulfilled By Course:
Skills Requirement
Special Attributes: None
Special Restrictions: Enrollment by application only. Visit lawwithoutwalls.org to apply. Application deadline: Nov. 1st.
Law Track(s):
Business & Taxation - Related
Bar Subject(s): None
Concentration(s):
The Business of Innovation, Law and Technology: BILT (Concentration)   More information

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Professor(s)

DeSTEFANO, MICHELE


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Contact Information:
Email: md@law.miami.edu
Phone: 305-284-2411