Law Without Walls International Clinic (5278LAW)

Law Without Walls brings together over 30 law and business schools from around the world in a collaborative course that includes undertaking projects and participating in online seminars over the course of four months. LWOW has the following elements. 1. LWOW begins with a KickOff, a face to face meeting, held at one of the participating schools in January. The KickOff brings together all the participating students and the LWOW faculty. A series of exercises are held over two days to prepare the students for the course. In addition the students are introduced to the faculty who consist of academics, practitioners, entrepreneurs, technologists, and venture capitalists. During the KickOff the students are formed into multi-cultural groups and assigned a set of mentors from the faculty. Finally the groups are assigned a theme which forms the basis of the project design. 2. Following the KickOff LWOW moves into online mode during which the students attend a weekly seminar and begin work on their projects. There are regular monitoring sessions to assess progress in the project work and also to ensure the groups remain cohesive and functional. Attendance at the weekly seminars is compulsory. And from time to time students will be expected to present or discuss issues in the seminars. 3. The final component of LWOW is the ConPosium, which is held at the University of Miami in April. All students and faculty attend. The groups will present their projects and be evaluated and judged. Criteria include quality of substance, viability of project, and the presentation itself. The project with the highest score will be eligible to enter an incubator program for development. 4. All alumni of LWOW are expected to become future members of the mentor group and continue their participation in whatever form is suitable. Prerequisite: Students must be in their final or penultimate year of their LLB degree program to undertake this course.

Course study information

Credit points (awarded)

10 (10)

Study level

Student contribution band

Band 3

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