MOVEL∆W re-trains lawyers. Led by Michele DeStefano, University of Miami Law Professor and Guest Faculty at Harvard Law School, MOVEL∆W offers bespoke, experiential learning programs that bring a human-centered design perspective to law. The workshops and programs are designed to change culture and help lawyers collaborate, innovate, and use technology to better partner with their clients to creatively solve problems. Based on the tried-and-true success of LawWithoutWalls, founded by Michele, MOVEL∆W addresses the development needs of lawyers by honing leadership, teamwork, creative problem solving, innovation, project management, networking, technology, and cultural competency skills. Offerings include 2 hour in-person sessions, a one day workshop, or a 4-month part-virtual program.
Click here to read about the experiential learning program Michele leads at Microsoft for its corporate and legal affairs department. Click here to view an innovation workshop Michele led in Australia. Click here to see a KickOff event brought to life. Importantly, part of MOVEL∆W's mission is to help fund LawWithoutWalls, a not-for-profit affiliated program dedicated to changing the way future lawyers are educated and our current lawyers are trained.
Michele also serves as a consultant and facilitator to law firms and corporate legal departments to help create culture change, develop new collaboration norms, leverage technology, and bring cross-practice, cross-border initiatives from idea to fruition.
Recently recognized by the ABA as a Legal Rebel, Michele is a Professor at the University of Miami and the founder of LawWithoutWalls, a multi-disciplinary, international think-tank of over 1000 lawyers, business professionals, entrepreneurs, and law and business students who collaborate to solve problems and create innovations at the intersection of law, business, and technology. She is guest faculty in Harvard Law School's Executive Education Program and Affiliated Faculty at Harvard Law School's Center on the Legal Profession. She is also the co-founder and co-editor of the Compliance Elliance Journal, an open access e-journal that publishes engaging authors' works about cutting edge issues in compliance and ethics.
Michele writes about the growing intersections between law, business, and legal innovation. She is currently conducting research on Heads of Innovation at law firms and General Counsels at international corporations in support of her upcoming book, Legal Upheaval: A Guide to Creativity, Collaboration, and Innovation in Law. Michele presents regularly at law firms, corporations, and legal organizations on Innovation, Teaming, Collaboration, Culture Creation, Compliance, and Technology. Click here to see an impromptu video after a talk at a legal-tech conference in Berlin. Click here to see a review of a presentation she delivered at ChilliIQ's 10th Managing Partnes Forum in Australia. Additionally, she writes and presents regularly about Innovation/Entrepreneurship, Teaming, Collaboration/Culture Creation, Compliance and Ethics, Technology and Global Education, and Litigation Funding. Her work has been published in leading law journals and featured in a range of media including Time Magazine, the Financial Times (UK), Forbes Women, ABA Journal, National Law Journal, American Lawyer, Harvard Law Today, The National Jurist, Legal Futures (UK), Inside Counsel Magazine, Harvard Law The Practice, and Bloomberg News. Michele received her J.D., magna cum laude, from Harvard Law School and her B.A., magna cum laude, from Dartmouth College.
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