Our team is planning to out 2-day pop-up class, in January 2017, for lawyers and others, on how we can scope concrete applications of Blockchain in legal use cases. It’s aimed at Stanford Law Students and other Stanford university students, to get them literate in Blockchain, and out of ‘magical thinking’ about the power of
There is a new Legal Design publication in the world! Whiteboard and Black-Letter: Visual Communication in Commercial Contracts by Stanford Law professor Jay A. Mitchell. It will soon be published in the University of Pennsylvania’s Journal of Business Law. Here is the abstract for the paper: Scholars are increasingly exploring the intersections of visual expression
Last Wednesday, Stanford 2nd year law student, and PhD candidate, Daniel Bernal led a design workshop on his project to create better legal help interventions for Pima County, Arizona residents facing eviction. We had 25 participants from around the law school, design school, and professional lawyers and legal clinics who work on housing law. Daniel
We are busy making video clips of all the speakers of last month’s Law + Design Summit. In the meantime, please find a photo gallery of the day — the speakers, the workshops, the panel, and all of our wonderful participants. Thanks to everyone who joined us!
For last month’s Law + Design summit, I created a workbook that guides a person or team through a legal design cycle. I share it here in the spirit of open access. Please feel free to use on your own projects, and get a taste of what the design process can offer to your problem-solving.
How can we help people facing eviction to understand their case, determine whether they have a defense, and prepare to make the most of their day in court? Daniel Bernal, a 2L and a PhD candidate, has been researching this question and has created a rich set of content to help people facing eviction in
Last week, Stanford Legal Design Lab held its first Law + Design Summit, to bring together all kinds of legal people who are interested in changing the legal system. We had attendees from the courts, law schools, law firms, legal departments, research groups, and beyond. Also there were designers, product managers, and engineers, who are
In anticipation for a later class this school year, we’ve been reading up on Participatory Design, and how it’s been used in other communities. This edited volume, Participatory Design for Learning: Perspectives from Practice and Research is a rich and lively accounting of how you involve more users, and more interactive, creative design work.
Our team at Legal Design Lab, along with developer Metin Eskili and designer Kursat Ozenc, built Flood Proof, a legal help app for people after a disaster. It includes a screener and preparation app for people trying to clear title to their home, so they can get support after a natural disaster. We built it in
As our Lab prepares for a possible prototyping sprint on Blockchain for the legal system, we are taking a design approach to this technology. Meaning, we are trying to investigate how people will interact with it, what unintended outcomes might result from it, and how we can be more human-centered in how we deploy it.