Master of Laws (LLM) Programme
About the Course
LawWithoutWalls is an award-winning course pioneered by University of Miami School of Law and taught in conjunction with leading law schools across the globe including UCL Laws, Harvard Law School, Stanford Law School, Fordham Law School, New York Law School, Peking University (STL), University of St Gallen and University of Sydney.
The course explores innovations in global legal education and practice through weekly virtual classes and collaborative research. UCL students attend and participate in virtual classroom sessions on Adobe Connect and are grouped with students from other participating law schools to conduct a piece of research on an assigned topic. The topics are interdisciplinary and wide-ranging, looking to the future in their anticipation of changes to legal practice and education within a virtual landscape.
Mentors and Partners
Students also engage with leading practitioners and mentors from across the globe through weekly virtual mentoring sessions. For more information on participating mentors see www.lawwithoutwalls.org.
Central to the course is the idea that students should engage with one another in person as well as virtually. To that end, a Kick Off event is held each year for students and mentors to meet and prepare for the course. This year’s launch event will be held at IE Business School in Spain in January 2013. Students will then present their research at a ConPosium at the end of the course at Miami Law School in April 2013.
Selection and participation in LawWithoutWalls offers immeasurable benefits for UCL students including individual mentorship from leading academics and practitioners, guest speakers, international travel, experiencing using new media learning technologies and acquisition of a diverse range of law related skills.
LawWithoutWalls recently won an Innov Action Award for its ingenuity in the management of the practice of law from the College of Law Practice Management: http://www.innovactionaward.com/
How to Apply
Applications are due on 8 October 2012,. For more information on how to apply please visit http://www.lawwithoutwalls.org/Student-Application-2013
A LawWithoutWalls Question & Answer session will be held in the Denys Holland Lecture Theatre, Bentham House, on Thursday 27 September at 12:30 as part of the induction programme.
If you have any further questions please email LWOW@ucl.ac.uk contact Anna Donovan, LawWithoutWalls.