Education & Outreach

Lawcrosse is committed to young people and their education. Lawcrosse’s CEO Johanna Jacobsson, PhD, is a member of the adjunct faculty at IE Law School (Madrid, Spain) and a visiting professor at several other universities and programs. She also advises students on their final projects and acts as a mentor and a public speaker in her areas of interest and expertise.

Johanna’s research activities are focused on international trade law, particularly on trade in services. Her book on Preferential Services Liberalization was published by Cambridge University Press in 2019. Johanna is a graduate of the University of Helsinki (BA, LLB, LLM) and European University Institute (LLM, PhD). She is a member of the Executive Council of the Society of International Economic Law (SIEL) and an academic collaborator of IE University’s LawAhead Center on the Legal Profession.

In addition to teaching, training and workshops, Lawcrosse also develops online teaching content aiming at making legal education more attractive and accessible to a wider public.

Governance of Global Issues through International Trade Agreements – IE Explains

IE School Of Politics, Economics And Global Affairs

A 6-minute educational video explaining the basics on international trade agreements for IE School of Politics, Economics and Global Affairs by IE’s Publishing Department. (Public speaking and Education)

Comparative Law in Action Challenge
– a multimedia case

IE Law School

This multimedia case was prepared for IE Law School by IE Publishing Department in collaboration with Prof. Johanna Jacobsson as part of its innovative Comparative Law in Action Challenge – the first competition of its kind, created by IE Law School to foster positive change through education by bringing together students from top law schools. In this case, authored by Prof. Jacobsson, a multinational company called ‘Empathy Inc’, becomes the subject of controversy when it is revealed that its AI software has been used to oppress members of the political opposition in the state of Ballica. In this comprehensive case consisting of various videos and other materials, the students need to analyze issues relating to the application of international human rights standards to global business and their supply chains, relations between states and multinational companies, and litigation techniques to hold corporations responsible for violations of individual rights. The case was designed in a way that allows the students to have a double role as they advise both a big corporations and a small human rights NGO. This technique encourages them to come up with as complete arguments as possible and prepares them for the multitude of roles that the legal profession offers.

Today’s world of work is characterized by technology, globalization, diversity and the importance of sustainable development. Young professionals who want to succeed in this world must develop a set of skills that are aligned with the demands of an increasingly competitive job market. The legal sector, on the other hand, cannot stay behind in the search for talent and must contribute to its formation and identification, no matter where it is located.