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Legal Innovation Bootcamp

The Legal Innovation Bootcamp is designed to introduce undergraduate students and Graduate Program students to the impact of technology and innovation in the legal domain. Students enrolled 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. We are excited to deliver this year’s program in-person again, as per Toronto Metropolitan University’s anticipated full return to in-person teaching and learning. 

The program will run from October 17 to November 28, 2022.  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. There will also be an opportunity to tour a Bay Street law firm and a Toronto-based startup office. 

This program is limited to Toronto Metropolitan University students. Participants who demonstrate successful completion of the program are awarded with a Legal Innovation Zone certificate. 

Please Note: This program is not intended for students enrolled at TMU’s Lincoln Alexander School of Law. Law School students receive a more indepth program as part of their winter Tech Innovation intensive (JUR401).

Why Join?

As a participant of the Legal Innovation Bootcamp, you’ll enjoy opportunities to:

  • Engage with entrepreneurs, TMU students and industry leaders.
  • Gain insights into startup culture and the entrepreneurial journey.
  • Learn about TMU’s Zone Learning community.
  • Collaborate with students across many faculties at TMU.
  • Tour a Bay Street law firm and Toronto-based startup office. 
  • Be awarded a certificate upon completion of the program.

Program Schedule

The Legal Innovation Bootcamp will run weekly from October 17 to November 28. Sessions will be held on Monday’s from 3-5 PM. The law firm and startup tour will be held during a lunchtime period. Dates for these tours are being finalized.

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

Before signing up, make sure you are ready for the commitment and are available during the time of these sessions.

Frequently Asked Questions

Simply click the Apply Now button on this page and fill out the application. This is a competitive selection process so remember to differentiate yourself in the application!

The Legal Innovation Bootcamp is FREE.

The Legal Innovation Bootcamp is an exclusive program and full commitment is expected. If you have class, you will unfortunately not be able to participate in this year's program. 

The program is interactive and encourages teamwork and collaboration. To make the most out of the program, attendance is mandatory. Unless you have class, it's best to clear your calendar — we gave you the heads up!

The Legal Innovation Bootcamp is aimed towards broadening the horizons of new participants. Unfortunately, spots for the Bootcamp are only open to new applicants.

All participants who have successfully completed the program will receive a Legal Innovation Bootcamp Certificate. Remember, it is a great portfolio builder!

The Legal Innovation Bootcamp is only open to current undergraduate students and graduate program students enrolled in a TMU program. Students enrolled in the Lincoln Alexander School of Law are not eligible, as they participate in a Tech Innovation intensive during the winter semester.

Yes, you do. This is an exclusive program catered to a select number of TMU students. Before signing up, make sure you are ready for the commitment.

The Legal Innovation Bootcamp is open to undergraduate and graduate students from any TMU 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.

*We do not recommend this program to students who are enrolled in TMU’s Lincoln Alexander School of Law. Law School students have the opportunity to learn about legal tech and innovation in more detail during their Tech Innovation (JUR401) winter intensive.

Toronto Metropolitan University is expecting a full return to campus for the Fall 2022 semester.  We are excited to deliver this year’s program in-person again — all sessions will be held on campus at TMU (location to be provided closer to the program’s start date).

In addition, this year’s cohort will also have the chance to visit a law firm and legal tech startup in Toronto.