25 April 2018

Forsters Team Wins Best Presentation at LWOW 2018 Miami

Forsters Team Wins Best Presentation at LWOW 2018 Miami with their pitch: “How can lawyers close the access, information and relationship gap for Australia’s aboriginal juvenile offenders?”

Craig Thompson, Corporate partner at Forsters was delighted to be a mentor on the winning team at LWOW 2018 in Miami. The team was sponsored by legal change and IT consultancy, Janders Dean with whom Forsters have been closely working over recent months. It comprised three students: Lisa Gluckstein (Harvard University, US) Brent Liang (University of Sydney, Australia) and Kgabo Senyatsi (Witts University, South Africa). Alongside Craig as mentors were Eric Fiszelson (Partner, HSF Paris), Alex Smith (Head of Innovation, Reed Smith), Joe May (Janders Dean) and Erika Ly (University of Sydney).

LawWithoutWalls teams 100 students from 30+ law and business schools around the world with academic, business, entrepreneur, and legal mentors.

Over four months, teams identify a problem related to law, and then work remotely to create a business plan for a solution and a prototype (often a legal startup).

In the process, the program refines the skills of those involved, recharges the law market with innovations across business, law and technology, and revitalizes relationships with colleagues, clients, and future talent across the globe.

Given the needs of the new global, complex multi-disciplinary legal marketplace, successful lawyers and law schools of tomorrow must be creative problem solvers, leaders with a high risk tolerance and business mindset that can use technology, social media, and teaming and communication skills to overcome the walls of law.

Craig and the other mentors are so proud of the three students: they grasped a difficult topic with huge sensitivity and worked tirelessly to bring forward an innovative solution.

The Forsters Private Client offering has "been considerably strengthened by the arrival of such a strong team" from Gowling WLG.
Chambers HNW Guide 2017
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