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Sydney Law Schools Students Participate in Law Without Walls 2014


8 January 2014

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

The two USyd. students selected to participate in LWOW 2014 are 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 areinnovation 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.

More information on Laws Without Walls

Contact: Dr Rita Shackel

Phone: +61 2 9351 0368

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