University of Miami School of Law Course Description - Online System
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Spring 2016

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 X 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). This year, all LWOW X topics will focus exclusively on Social Entrepreneurship. 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 totally virtual 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).

Course Schedule

Course Frequency
Occasional course offering

Course Information

Credits: 3
Pass/Fail Option: No
Prerequisite: None; however, courses on professional responsibility, international law and regulation, and globalization are a plus.
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:
Special Attributes:
Distance Learning
Non Standard Schedule
Special Restrictions: Enrollment by application only. Visit to apply.
Law Track(s):
Business & Taxation - Related
Bar Subject(s): None
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Phone: 305-284-2411