The Hennick Centre for Business and Law offers upper year Osgoode-Schulich JD/MBA students the opportunity to participate in LawWithoutWalls, a groundbreaking international academic program organized by the University of Miami School of Law. Students work with students and faculty from leading law and business schools from around the world to conduct guided, collaborative research on a current problem in legal education or practice.
The Centre conducts an LWOW Advertising Campaign at Osgoode in October/November of every Fall term, followed by the opening of the application process and final selection of successful candidates by the LawWithoutWalls selection committee in November/December.
“The course was one of the most interesting, thought-provoking, memorable, and important experiences that I have had thus far at Osgoode … The collegiality I felt as part of the LWOW family reminded me what it feels like to be on a team, work with a team, and thrive as a team” — Brandon Burke JD’18, LWOW-X 2017 participant read more
“My greatest joy is seeing students realize their full potential” — Erika Pagano, Director of LawWithoutWalls read more
“For those who may have an aversion to working in large groups, LWOW will blow you away! This has been the best JD/MBA experience for me by far, and the trips to Switzerland and Miami make it all the better!” — Erik Suokas JD/MBA’19, LWOW 2018 participant read more
“LWOW allows you to stretch your skills beyond legal research by venturing into the world of entrepreneurial start-up culture, exploring financial planning, marketing and branding. It also encourages thinking in the social innovation space which is a rarity when it comes to traditional course offerings.” — Ara Dungca JD’20, LWOW 2020 participant read more
LWOW is a part-virtual experiential learning initiative that leverages inter-generational, cross-cultural, multi-disciplinary exchange to change the mindsets, skill-sets, and behaviors of practicing and aspiring legal professionals. Given the needs of the new global, complex multi-disciplinary marketplace, successful legal professionals 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.