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Student Legal Design Sprint


Emily Allbon, Senior Lecturer and Director of Mooting at the City Law School and creator of the award-winning website, Lawbore, will be partnering with Justis to host a Legal Design Sprint and we are looking for a group of enthusiastic students to get involved.

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What is Legal Design?


Legal Design is when design methods are applied to the legal industry to innovate how legal information and services are delivered.

Examples: Legal design is finally making its mark in law firms and organisations around the world; innovative people are making the law more accessible by remodelling privacy policies and creating comic contracts, by compiling the law in a more understandable way via amazing explainers or by using technology. See Open Law Lab for a further look at inspiring legal design projects.

“lawyers and legal people must embrace a restless imagination and a deep day-to-day empathy for people whose lives they affect”. Margaret Hagan, Legal Design Lab (Stanford Law School)

Mentors & Experts


On the day, students will be joined by our mentors who will be presenting the real-world problems that need legal design solutions, and provide help, support and advice.

We’re excited to announce that our mentors, experts and speakers on the day will include: Justin North from Janders Dean International, Daniel Hoadley from the Incorporated Council of Law Reporting for England and Wales, Dr Liz Dowthwaite from the University of Nottingham, Andrew Maynard from Ruby Datum, Claire Stripp and David Harris from Browne Jacobson LLP, Phil Richards from Jisc, just to name a few. Our full list of mentors, experts and speakers will be announced alongside the final event programme, coming soon.

As for our participants, we have students registered from BPP, City Law School, University of London, The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), The Manchester Metropolitan University, Nottingham Trent University, Queen Mary University of London, UCL, University of York, and many more!

The Design Sprint


Today Emily and Justis are seeking students from around the world to join us for a student-focused Legal Design Sprint this summer, in London.

The design sprint will take part over two days over this summer. On the first day (26th July 2018), participants will be introduced to Legal Design and learn associated skills, as well as hear from experienced mentors, designers and legal practitioners.

Participants will then work in teams to solve a real-life legal problem through design. Participants will then be encouraged to develop their solutions over the summer period, using the skill and knowledge acquired on day-one. Students will also have the option to sign up for drop-in support sessions over the summer for further guidance.

On the second day (6th Sept 2018) teams will have the opportunity to showcase their ability to transform the law to a panel of experts. The best design will win a grand prize, and be in with a chance to have their work created and distributed. We will also be awarding other prizes during the event.

All students will be provided with a certificate on completion of the two days, to accredit their attendance at the Legal Design Sprint, and to demonstrate their knowledge of Legal Design and ability to turn a real-life legal problem into a visual solution.

Who can attend?


We would like to welcome students from all disciplines within higher education. There is no requirement to study law or design to take part. We’ll give everyone an introduction on the day of the workshop to bring you all up to the same level.

How do I register?


If you are keen to attend the Legal Design Sprint or would like more information, please contact Matt at marketing@justis.com

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Are you interested in joining as a potential mentor? Or would you like to know more about the Design Sprint? Please contact our Marketing team.