Talk: Visual Advocacy: How to Make Law Less Boring
5 February 2019, Stanford Law School

Lawyers know how to use words. Lots of them. But many ideas are conveyed more powerfully through images, which lawyers — and law students — are often less adept at using. Join experienced and successful practitioners for this interactive workshop and discussion of how to make the law less boring through visual advocacy.

Featuring David Gross, Kate Razavi, and Helen Chacon of Faegre Baker Daniels, and Margaret Hagan of Legal Design Lab.

RSVP here, open to Stanford Law and the community.


Workshop “Legal Design as Academic Discipline: Foundations, Methodology, Applications”
12 December 2018, Groningen (The Netherlands)

The workshop “Legal Design as Academic Discipline: Foundations, Methodology, Applications”, organised by Arianna Rossi (University of Bologna and University of Luxembourg), Rossana Ducato (UCLouvain and Université Saint-Louis – Bruxelles), Margaret Hagan (Stanford University), Jorge Gabriel Jimenez (Stanford University), Monica Palmirani (University of Bologna) will take place during JURIX, the 31st international conference on Legal Knowledge and Information Systems.

It will be a half-day workshop, with a focus on active interaction among participants.

Part I:  this part of the workshop will be dedicated to short paper presentations. An interactive activity will follow, where the elements that act as lowest common denominator among all applications are identified and discussed in small groups.

Part II: this part of the workshop will be dedicated to a panel discussion where the elements emerged in part I will be summed up and critically discussed within the framework of the Legal Design Manifesto. Special attention will be devoted to critical points and potential issues represented by Legal Design methods.

Call for paper here

Working conference on visualizations & law
15-16 november 2018, Rotterdam (The Netherlands)

The Working conference, organised by Dr. Gabry Vanderveen & Jip Willink (Criminology, Erasmus School of Law, Erasmus University) aims to bring researchers, (legal) professionals, practitioners and businesses together to discuss how visuals actually work in the legal system, how they affect the people involved.

The working conference intends to result in a:

  • basis of an interdisciplinary (research) network
  • problem analysis
  • research agenda: an inventory of the most urgent and relevant research questions

Program here

Nordic Privacy Arena
13 november 2018, Stockholm (Sweden)

Keynotes speech by Helena Haapio on Legal design for better privacy communication. She will also participate to the panel User-friendly privacy policies.

Check the program here

Prototyping for Policy
8-10 November 2018, Stanford, California (United States)

Margaret Hagan, Jorge Gabriel Jimenez, and Verena Kontschieder host civic designers and technologists from government policy labs, university research centers, and industry policy teams to experiment with how we can use human-centered design methods to make public institutions work better for people.

Check the program here