UCL Faculty of Laws


UCL Laws LLM students attend 2017 LWOW Original ConPosium in Miami

3 May 2017

Every year UCL Faculty of Laws provides LLM students a distinct opportunity to participate in the LawWithoutWalls programme pioneered by the University of Miami

Trip to Miami

LawWithoutWalls is a global, collaborative initiative, which brings together students and professionals across various different disciplines to solve contemporary challenges faced by the legal industry.

LLM students attended the 2017 LWOW Original ConPosium, a two-day interactive event where teams showcase their innovations to the LWOW Community and a panel of multidisciplinary judges, who assess the substance, viability, and creativity of the projects, on 22 and 23 April.

Aslihan Alparslan, LLM student, said:

‘I had the privilege of working in a team consisting of a leading law firm partner, in-house lawyers from major UK banks, a topic expert in Artificial Intelligence and other International students. My team and I were tasked with developing an innovative, technological solution to challenges posed to Financial Institutions as a result of constant regulatory change.

Subsequent to developing our business idea, my team and I travelled to the University of Miami where we pitched our complete project to a panel of judges and other LawWithoutWalls’ participants.

Trip to Miami

The trip to Miami was very exciting as I had the opportunity to engage with individuals from various cultural and professional backgrounds, build a global network, and hone my presentation skills. I also had the opportunity to explore Miami Beach and enjoy social events with other LawWithoutWalls’ participants – unquestionably a great way to distress before exam period.

After months of hard work, my team and I were very delighted that the audience decided that our project was the most ‘substantive’ therefore we were selected as winner under the Substance category. We celebrated at a rooftop bar at Coconut Grove, Miami with other teams.

I thank UCL Laws and Dr Anna Donovan for giving me this tremendous opportunity. I have acquired many transferable skills, formed friendships, explored cultures and most importantly, developed confidence in my own abilities.’

Trip to Miami

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Image 1 (left to right): James Peters, Stacey Bairner, Caio Dos Santos, Aslihan Alparslan, Orlando Conetta, Russell Mascarenhas, Stephen Makin