Eversheds crosses boundaries with LawWithoutWalls

  • United Kingdom

    12-11-2012

    Eversheds has announced a world-first collaboration with LawWithoutWalls, an innovative legal and commercial education project devised and led by the University of Miami School of Law.

    LawWithoutWalls is an innovative part virtual, part in-person programme designed to engage future leaders of the legal profession to innovate, develop commercial skills and improve cross-border working practices in the sector, within the context of real commercial projects. LawWithoutWalls has built a world-class reputation, taking students from major law and business schools around the world and providing them with a unique collaborative platform to develop their business skills and build legal businesses of the future.

    Through the partnership, junior lawyers from Eversheds' global operation and clients of the firm will join students from eighteen universities across the world, bringing their practical expertise to the 2013 programme and honing their commercial know how throughout the process. Competition to join the course is fierce and includes students from, Miami, Harvard, IE Madrid, Peking Transnational Law School, National Law School of India, Wharton, Stanford, São Paulo, Sydney, and UCL.

    Patricia D. White, Dean, University of Miami School of Law said:

    "We are absolutely delighted to have Eversheds as the global law firm to participate in LawWithoutWalls. We were seeking to include a major global law firm which embraces innovation, technology, and the highest standards of quality and service.  Eversheds is a perfect choice."

    Bryan Hughes, Chief Executive of Eversheds said:

    "LawWithoutWalls is about developing a future generation of lawyers that are commercial, innovative, digitally-savvy and global thinkers. It's an amazing award winning programme under which leaders from the world of business and academia mentor the next generation of legal and business students to make sure they develop real world commercial skills. It is exactly what our clients ask of us.

    "We are committed to continually improving the commercial training of all of our lawyers and this innovative programme will further support our junior lawyers in developing the right skill set to thrive in the new global legal marketplace, learning how to collaborate across borders and time zones so that we can ensure the very highest quality and consistency of service to our clients across the globe."

    Partner Kevin Doolan, Head of Client Relations and Mentoring at Eversheds is a subject expert advisor on the programme. His areas of expertise are new client development pricing strategies, business development training and lawyer mentoring.

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