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We are an interdisciplinary team based at Stanford Law School & d.school, working at the intersection of human-centered design, technology & law to build a new generation of legal products & services.

Training in Legal Design & Tech

We are training law students, lawyers, designers, and others to design quality legal products.

Prototyping New Interactive Law Tools

We are designing new products to help people make intelligent legal choices for themselves.

Discovering New Paths for Innovation

We are combining human-centered design & interactive technology to find new ways to innovate in law.

Building a Legal Design Toolbox

We are curating toolkits for lawyers, law students, and paralegals to use as they begin to design and develop projects.

Our Mission

Intro to Legal Design

This Spring Quarter, we are offering the class Intro to Legal Design at Stanford Law School & d.school.

It’s a 4-credit class for law, business, and engineering students to learn the essentials of design thinking & service design, and apply them to real-world problems of law firms, legal aid groups, and other legal orgs.

It is taught by Margaret Hagan (SLS fellow, d.school lecturer) & James Williams (Privacy Engineer at Google, also with JD and finishing his PhD in Computer Science). We are partnered with 6 different legal organizations to give student teams hands-on experience in tackling legal service design challenges.

Students work in teams of 3-4, in an 8-week design cycle, to map the status quo, define a design brief and user profiles, generate concept ideas for new solutions, and prototype and test one promising concept. The final deliverables are mock-ups of a vetted prototype, an action plan for how it can be piloted by the partner organization, and a process write-up of how the team operated.

Students learn a mix of innovative and practical skills, meant to train them for 21st century legal practice — as well as alternative, hybrid, and entrepreneurial careers in law. The primary learning outcome is to learn how to use human-centered design to solve complex service challenges.

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Use our toolbox to find design and development tools to use when building legal products & services, or building new legal organizations & culture.

A Legal Innovation Reading List

The books, reports, and essays we're reading, on legal innovation and developing legal innovators.

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