LWOW is a part-virtual experiential learning program designed to change the mindsets, skillsets, and behaviors of practicing and aspiring lawyers.

Given the needs of the new global, complex multi-disciplinary legal marketplace, successful lawyers must be creative problem solvers, leaders with a high risk tolerance and business mindset that can use technology, collaboration, leadership, and communication skills to overcome the walls of law. Therefore, LWOW focuses on:

SKILL BUILDING

While LWOW teams create innovations at the intersection of law, business, and technology, LWOW’s real value is building collaborative relationships and developing skills that are essential to being a successful lawyer today such as teaming, communication, leadership, mentoring, project management, innovation, cultural competency, business planning, technology, and networking.  

MULTIDISCIPLINARY, multicultural TEAMING

LWOW builds 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 thirty-five law and business schools around the world.

problem finding + solution ideation + prototyping

Over the course of 16 weeks, each team co-creates a Project of Worth: a business case and practicable solution to a real problem sponsored by a corporate legal department, law company, or law firm. In the process, the program refines the skills of those involved, recharges the law market with innovations across business, law and technology, and revitalizes relationships with colleagues, clients, and future talent across the globe.  

In other words, the future of law
requires a mentality of a world of law—without walls.