Law Without Walls 2016

5 February 2016

Sydney Law School will once again send two outstanding students to take part in the exclusive Law Without Walls (LWOW) program for 2016.
The program aims to accelerate innovation by tackling the contemporary issues facing legal education and the legal profession.

Sydney Law School
Claudia Sheridan and Sandra Hu will represent Sydney Law School in the 2016 Law Without Walls (LWOW) program (Photo credit: University of Sydney)

LWOW is a collaborative program initiated by Miami Law School connecting students, professionals, entrepreneurs and academics from over 25 elite law and business schools around the world including Harvard, Stanford, Peking and Tel Aviv University.
It remains the only legal education incubator in the world.
Associate Professor Rita Shackel is part of the program as lead faculty representative and LWOW Academic Mentor.
“LWOW brings together today’s leaders and those of the future to innovate collaboratively to solve problems facing legal education and the legal profession for the benefit of whole communities, the marketplace and for greater access to justice and legal services,” Associate Professor Shackel said.
“Few such experiential opportunities exist for students with the potential for real life international impact.”
The two Sydney Law School students selected are Sandra Hu and Claudia Sheridan.
Sandra is a penultimate year Commerce/Law student, with a major in Finance. She completed a two-year cadetship at a global professional services firm and currently works as a paralegal.
Sandra is interested in seeing how innovative technology can enhance the services offered by commercial businesses and legal practices. She aspires to a career in international commercial law and hopes technology will allow her to work in a more fluid global legal structure.
Claudia is a penultimate year Arts/Law student majoring in Government and International Relations.
She currently works as a paralegal at the Anytime Fitness Head Office.
She has worked as a social media producer for a commercial television network and volunteers with the Aboriginal Legal Service.
Claudia has an interest in the nexus between technological innovation, social networking and human rights law.
She is hoping LWOW will give her the opportunity to explore how developments in technology can be harnessed to change people’s engagement with social justice issues in a positive way.
Michelle Mahoney the Executive Director of Innovation at King & Wood Mallesons was supportive of sponsoring the two Australian representatives as she feels “the future of law needs young curious minds who are willing to explore the boundaries of innovation.
“This is a fabulous opportunity for Claudia and Sandra to start their legal innovation journey.”
The 2016 Law Without Walls (LWOW) kick-off took place at IE University in Madrid, Spain Jan. 16 – 17 followed by the ConPosium at the University of Miami from April 16 – 17.
Sydney Law School would like to thank King and Wood Mallesons for its generous support towards our 2016 Law Without Walls (LWOW) team.

University of Sydney Law School Webcast

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Date: Tuesday, February 9, 2016
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