How can we do R+D in Law?

Our final session tackles the “take it home” question. How can we actually bring innovation into our day-to-day operations? What are practical considerations and strategies for those who want to bring change to the legal system? What is needed to build out design-driven initiatives, and to get from talk to action? Our speakers, coming from […]

Sharing Back

Someone from each group will briefly share back to the group what they proposed, and what process they envision could be used.

Introduction to Afternoon Design Workshops

Coming back from lunch, we will unveil our Three Big Challenges for the afternoon. Participants will get to choose which of the Three they’d like to work on during the afternoon. You won’t need to be an expert in the challenge-area. We will have a ‘problem owner’ who will get all the participants up to […]

Lunch + Project Expo

Over lunch, attendees can explore Stanford — and also see projects from schools, firms, legal departments, and courts that demonstrate legal design in action. We will have an expo of projects in the atrium, for attendees to see up close, and talk with the teams.

Designing for the Client of the Future

Our final theme for the morning centers on how design can improve lawyer-client relationships. Our hypothesis: a design approach can help lawyers not only make incremental improvements to help their clients, but can identify more a ambitious future of how legal services might be delivered. This may mean new business models, new communication strategies, new […]

Design for Better Policy and Regulation

In our second track of the morning, we hear from speakers about how to apply the design process to crafting rules, policies, and laws. We begin with the hypothesis that design can make policy and regulation that are more flexible, responsive, and beneficial to the public. We need policy systems that can respond to the […]

Designing Before and Beyond Disputes

In this first track of projects, we spotlight work being done to engage people in preventing and resolving disputes in creative, human-centered ways. What would a legal system look like, that would improve people’s “legal health”? Can we create tools that identify and surface legal issues early, before they spiral into crises? And can we […]

Legal Design in Practice: Introduction

In this introduction to our morning session, we feature 3 big visions of what legal design can mean in practice. We will lay out some fundamental principles and visions of legal design work, before we look at particular projects that are taking a prototyping, experimental, user-centered approach to the law. The goal is to set an […]

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