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 & principles, and apply newly learned skills to develop potential solutions.

The program will run from October 2018 to March 2019 with a total of 8 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 45 participants.

Why Join?

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.

When

October 22nd 2018 – March 25th 2019

Where

Legal Innovation Zone
10 Dundas St. East
10th Floor, Toronto, ON

Applications Are Now Closed

LIMITED SPOTS AVAILABLE
Applications closed at 11:59pm of October 11th 2018

2018 – 2019 Program Schedule

Program Launch

October 22nd 2018 | 4pm – 7pm
Introduction to the Bootcamp and this year’s innovation challenge. The launch session will feature a LIZ entrepreneur highlighting their legal tech startup journey.

Problem Discovery

October 29th 2018 | 4pm – 7pm
Defining the challenge and creating a problem focus using lean and design thinking methodologies.

Ideation + Validation

November 12th 2018 | 4pm – 7pm
Conceptualizing solutions with a problem-solution fit using lean and design thinking methodologies.

Osler Tour

November 19th 2018 | 11am – 2pm
The cohort will get an exclusive tour of Osler offices and engage directly with firm leaders to explore the legal practice and Osler’s innovation culture.

Prototyping

January 21st 2019 | 4pm – 7pm
Learn how to bring ideas into life by prototyping a minimum viable product.

Legal Tech Startup Tour

February 11th 2019 | 11am – 2pm
Tour a legal tech startup and learn from the founders first hand what it takes to grow a company.

Pitch 101

March 4th 2019 | 4pm – 7pm
Develop an effective pitch and learn how to elevate your presentation skills.

Showcase

March 25th 2019 | 4pm – 7pm
Pitch your innovative idea to a panel of judges.

Coaching sessions with LIZ mentors will be available throughout the program.

Applications closed on October 11th at 11:59pm

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FAQ

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.

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.

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. In case of conflict, please contact liz@ryerson.ca at your earliest convenience.

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.

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. The program commences in October 2018 and runs until March 2019. Heads Up – there are no activities planned for December!

Should I bring my own laptop?

YES! All the workshops are BYOD (Bring Your Own Device).

Can I become a Partner?

OF COURSE! If you want to partner with us, send us a message using the contact box below.

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!

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