Legal Innovation Bootcamp
The Legal Innovation Bootcamp is designed to introduce you to the impact of technology and innovation in the legal domain. Participants in the program have an exclusive opportunity to network with diverse mindsets, explore innovation concepts and principles, and apply newly learned skills to develop potential solutions. This year’s program will be fully delivered online.
The program will run from October to November 2020 with a total of 5 sessions. Throughout the bootcamp students will explore the legal industry and emerging trends transforming the sector, while also being exposed to entrepreneurial skills such as design thinking, pitching and prototyping in an experiential learning environment.
This program is limited to 40 participants. All participants are awarded a certificate upon completion.
As a participant of the Legal Innovation Bootcamp you’ll enjoy opportunities to:
- – Engage with entrepreneurs, lawyers, and industry leaders;
- – Gain insights into startup culture, and the entrepreneurial journey;
- – Learn about Ryerson’s Zone Learning community;
- – Access to top law firms and startup spaces;
- – Collaborate with students across many faculties at Ryerson University;
- – Be awarded a certificate upon completion of the program.
October 19th – November 16th 2020
2020 Program Schedule
Program Launch + Program Discovery
Monday, October 19th 2020 | 3 pm – 6 pm | Online via Zoom
Introduction to the bootcamp and this year’s innovation challenge. The launch will feature a LIZ entrepreneur highlighting their legal tech startup journey.
The discovery will include defining the challenge and creating a problem-focus using lean and design thinking methodologies.
Ideation + Validation
Monday, October 26th 2020 | 3 pm – 6 pm | Online via Zoom
Conceptualizing solutions with a problem-solution fit using lean and design thinking methodologies. Guest speaker talk.
Monday, November 2nd 2020 | 3 pm – 6 pm | Online via Zoom
Learn how to bring ideas into life by prototyping a minimum viable product.
Monday, November 9th 2020 | 3 pm – 6 pm | Online via Zoom
Develop an effective pitch and learn how to elevate your presentation skills.
Monday, November 16th 2020 | 3 pm – 6 pm | Online via Zoom
Pitch your innovative idea to a panel of judges.
Coaching sessions with LIZ mentors will be available throughout the program.
How do I apply?
Simply click on the Apply Now button at the top of the page and fill out the application. This is a competitive selection process so remember to differentiate yourself in the application!
How much does it cost?
The Legal Innovation Bootcamp is FREE.
What if I have class or can't make it?
Clear your calendar – we gave you the heads up! The Bootcamp is an exclusive program and full commitment is expected. Virtual programming this year also means sessions will be recorded and made available to you for further flexibility.
Can I join again this year if i participated last year?
The Legal Innovation Bootcamp is aimed towards broadening the horizons of new participants. Unfortunately, spots for the Bootcamp are only open to new applicants.
Will the sessions be recorded?
Yes. The sessions will be recorded and made available to you so that you can watch based on what’s best for your schedule. Remember this is a 5-week program so it’s best to try to watch each session on time so that you and your group can stay on the same page and complete your tasks on time.
Will I receive a certificate after completion of the camp?
All participants that have successfully completed the program will receive a Legal Innovation Bootcamp Certificate. Remember, it is a great portfolio builder!
Can my friends from other schools join?
The Legal Innovation Bootcamp is currently only open to current Ryerson students.
Do I have to commit for the full Bootcamp?
Yes, you do. This is an exclusive program catered to only 45 qualified Ryerson students. Before signing up, make sure you are ready for the commitment. Heads Up – there are no activities planned for December!
Do I have to be interested in law?
No. The Legal Innovation Bootcamp is open to students from all Ryerson faculties and programs. In fact, we encourage diverse perspectives!
Although there is a legal focus, this is a great opportunity for all students interested to dive into the world of innovation, technology and entrepreneurship.
Can I become a Partner?
OF COURSE! If you want to partner with us, send us a message using the contact box below.
How will the Bootcamp be run amongst COVID-19? Will I be expected to be in person for sessions?
This year we will be running the Bootcamp virtually. You will be able to enjoy the sessions from the comfort of your own home, including the Final Showcase pitch.