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Spring 2020

Course Description
LawWithoutWalls Xed (“LWOW Xed”) is an all-virtual course about the application of innovation in law consisting of two parts: Part A) 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 followed by an hour of online temaming; and Part B) virtual teaming among the student participants to solve a real challenge related to social justice/entrepreneurship. This course can be taken alone. However, for those students who have been accepted in LWOW Sprint 2020, this course is required. It is designed to enable students who add more meaningful contributions during the sprint. The webinar component contextualizes innovation in law by covering the broad topics that will frame the narrower challenges assigned to teams in the LWOW Sprint. The teaming/ideation component will enable students to practice the skills they will employ in the Sprint beforehand. To learn more, visit

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, business pitch/presentation, business deck, and research skills along with legal knowledge creativity, innovation and network building.
Graduation Requirements Fulfilled By Course:
Skills Requirement
Special Attributes: None
Course Delivery:

Special Restrictions: Enrollment by application only. Visit to apply.
Law Track(s):
Business & Taxation - Related
Bar Subject(s):
The Business of Innovation, Law and Technology: BILT (Concentration)   More information
Course Book(s):
Textbook Required:
First Class Assignment(s): TBD/None



Contact Information:
Phone: 305-284-2411