The group of students I'm serving as an academic mentor for in Law Without Walls this semester is designing a smartphone app as part of their Project of Worth. They are hoping to get input from a wide range of female lawyers through a quick survey--click here to fill it out. More details about their project follow the jump.
By way of introduction, we are a group of three law students from University of Miami School of Law, New York Law School, and School of Transnational Law, Peking University. We are part of a program called Law Without Walls (http://www.lawwithoutwalls.org/) where we are prompted as students to identify a problem or "gap" area within our topic in order to design a project to solve the problem using a method that incorporates innovation and technology. Our assigned topic is "Women in the Law; Is the Glass Ceiling Cracked, Smashed, or Unbreakable?"
Our goal is to create a mobile app for women in the field of law. We want this application to be able to offer networking, as well as access to information regarding current news/events, women’s law organizations, research & development, international news, etc. We feel that creating a network and easier access to this information will facilitate women in climbing the professional ladder and reaching higher levels of leadership in the field of law.
What will make our app different and appealing is that it is a one-stop shop where women in the legal profession will be able to access an aggregate of this information all within the same program in a user-friendly, aesthetically-pleasing, and easy manner.
We have created an online survey (http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/S23YB3X) to choose which topics women in the legal profession would want to have access to. Please take a few moments (it is only 8 short questions) to complete this survey so that we can tailor our app to your interests. We want to receive as much feedback as possible from this survey and would greatly appreciate if you could send it along to any colleagues/students/friends that are women involved in law.
Thank you for your time.
Lauren Quattromani, Lynnett Brooks, Tao Xu