Sydney Law School students participate in Law Without Walls 2014

3 February 2014

Two outstanding students from Sydney Law School were selected to take part in the exclusive Law Without Walls (LWOW) program in 2014. The kick-off was held January 18 and 19 at the University of St Gallen, Switzerland. Associate Professor Rita Shackel also attended as Lead Faculty and a LWOW Academic Mentor and Thought Leader. The kick-off is designed to enhance cultural competency, teaming, idea-generation, and entrepreneurial skills.

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The two Sydney Law School students selected to participate in LWOW 2014 were Tiernan Christensen and Onur Saygin. Tiernan has pursued his Law/Arts degree with an active engagement in human rights advocacy, entrepreneurship and leadership opportunities. Onur recently completed his third year of combined LLB/Science (advanced) majoring in pharmacology. Onur is fascinated by the practical elements of technological innovation driven by science and the way these innovations are integrated into society. Both Tiernan and Onur are highly motivated students with a passion for innovation.
LWOW is a partial-virtual collaborative program designed and led by Miami Law School. LWOW teams up students from over 26 elite law and business schools from around the world with academic, lawyer, and entrepreneur mentors to develop business plans that tackle the main problems facing legal education and practice today. In 2014, some of the other participating schools include UCL, Harvard, Stanford, Fordham, Osgoode, St. Gallen, Peking School of Transnational Law, National Law School of India University and Tel Aviv University.
The goal of the program is for the team of students and mentors to develop implementable business solutions and to cultivate new platforms for relationships while honing problem solving, teaming, technology, cultural competency, project management, entrepreneurism, and social networking skills that can be applied to everyday practice. The end results are innovation in the legal services market and helping students develop skills that will enhance their job prospects and leverage their development as innovators and leaders in the law and business world.
The University of Sydney’s JD is the university’s graduate-entry law degree. It provides a world-class legal education that prepares students for the global and international environment in which they will provide legal advice.
To be eligible to apply to the Sydney Law School JD, you must have the following:

  • Completed an undergraduate degree;
  • Achieved a minimum cumulative grade point average (cGPA) of at least 3.0/4.0

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