Team Members

About LawWithoutWalls


LawWithoutWalls, devised and led by Michele DeStefano, is a part-virtual, global, multi-disciplinary collaboratory that focuses on tackling the cutting edge issues at the intersection of law, business, technology, and innovation. LawWithoutWalls' mission is to accelerate innovation in legal education and practice at the same time.  We collaborate with 30 law and business schools and over 700 academics, students, technologists, venture capitalists, entrepreneurs, business professionals, and lawyers from around the world. We seek to change how today’s lawyers approach their practice and how tomorrow’s lawyers are educated and, in so doing, sharpen the skills needed to meet the challenges posed by the economic pressures, technologization, and globalization of the international legal market.  Those skills include: leadership, teaming, technology, project management, business acumen, social networking, creative problem solving, and cultural competency.  We seek to create the future of law, today.  Utilizing a blend of virtual and in-person techniques, LawWithoutWalls offers six initiatives: LWOW Student Offerings, LWOW Live, LWOW INC., and LWOW Xed.  If you are interested in participating in some way, there are many roles to play: mentors, subject experts, thought leaders, alumni advisors, ConPosium judges, students, and startup consultants.  Please email us at to find out more.

LWOW Original in Action

What is LawWithoutWalls? (a video by the founder)

The value of participating in LawWithoutWalls (a video by Eversheds, the Global Law Firm Partner)

All About LawWithoutWalls (a video by University College London)

What is LawWithoutWalls? (en español; hecho por la Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile/a Spanish-language video by Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile)

The 2013 KickOff in Segovia (a video by IE University)

LawWithoutWalls: A Student's Perspective (a video by a 2012 Student)