This year I participated as a mentor and a judge in Law Without Walls, a program initiated by the University of Miami and headed by Michele DeStefano and her incredible team. This program, currently involving at least 30 universities and having more than 700 change agents in its network, is focused on giving law and business students a practical insight into tomorrow’s law. It was a fantastic experience to witness how students from all over the globe came together, collaborated with their mentors and did research around their given topic to come up with new solutions and business ideas, to solve various legal issues more efficiently than before.
In just a few months, all these student teams came up with interesting and credible new ideas of which some might just turn into actual enterprises. In addition (and this is not something lawyers usually excel in) the students learned cultural competency, team work, project management as well as communication and visualization skills.
You can find a lot more information on this topic on www.lawwithoutwalls.org .