Written by Omar Taleb

With the 2020 Legal Innovation Bootcamp kicking off on Monday, October 19th, we reconnected with past Bootcamp participants for a chance to offer personal insight on the program. 

Justin Kovacs is a third-year Business Management student, majoring in Economics and Management Science. As both a business student and a small business owner, Justin looked to the Legal Innovation Bootcamp as a way to use the Ryerson Zones to his advantage, and develop the skills he needs.

Tell us about your experiences with the Legal Innovation Bootcamp.

I had an excellent experience with the Legal Innovation Bootcamp. The Bootcamp explores both the theoretical and practical sides of innovation so you get a very holistic grasp of the concepts.

There are a lot of hands-on activities which made the learning really come to life within the program.

What was your favourite session and why?

My favourite session had to be the ideation and validation session. Beginning with abstract problems and being able to form them into more tangible solutions had to be one of the more gratifying parts of the Bootcamp.

How did the Legal Innovation Bootcamp help you develop professionally?

The Legal Innovation Bootcamp helped me develop professionally in the skills that were taught throughout. Skills and concepts such as ideation, validation, and innovation are a different kind of thinking that you don’t necessarily get to explore within the classroom.

This program gave me a unique skill set that I can carry with me in all my different endeavours.

Is there anything else you’d like to say to the incoming Bootcamp cohort?

To the incoming cohort, really apply yourself in the Bootcamp there is so much to learn and get out of the experience. Wishing everyone the best of luck.

To reach Justin, connect with him on Linkedin.

Learn more and apply to the Legal Innovation Bootcamp.

This interview has been edited and/or condensed for clarity.