Law Without Walls
This upper level elective is an international online seminar with students and faculty from Fordham Law School, Harvard Law School, New York Law School, University of Miami School of Law, Peking University School of Transnational Law(STL), and University College London. The goal of the seminar is to conduct guided, collaborative research on the legal profession and to produce a series of capstone projects on specific topics. Each student will work collaboratively with a student from a different city, as well as a faculty supervisor and a mentor from practice, to define a problem in legal education or practice and design a solution. These capstone projects may take many forms, depending on the issue of interest. The seminar will kick-off with a 2-day, in-person meeting of participating faculty, mentors and students, and will meet thereafter for one one-hour face-to-face session (among the participants at each school) and one two two-hour virtual session (for all participants) each week. Virtual sessions will include guest lectures by leading scholars on the profession, as well as guided discussion by faculty from participating schools. The seminar will conclude with an in-person symposium where student teams will present their projects.