Design in Legal Education

A visually rich, experience-led collection
exploring what design can do for legal education.

A visually rich, experience-led collection exploring what design can do for legal education.

In recent decades design has increasingly come to be understood as a resource to improve other fields of public, private and civil society practice. Today legal design – that is, the application of design-based methods to legal practice – is increasingly embedded in lawyering across the world.

This new publication brings together experts from multiple disciplines, professions and jurisdictions to reflect upon how designerly mindsets, processes and strategies can enhance teaching and learning across higher education, public legal information and legal practice. It will be of interest and use to those teaching and learning in any and all of those fields.

A conversation between the editors

Emily Allbon

Emily Allbon

Associate Professor of Law
City Law School
Amanda Perry-Kessaris

Amanda Perry-Kessaris

Professor of Law
Kent Law School

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Lawyers are still lawyers. Except when they’re not

by Rae Morgan

It’s hard to see outside the jar when you’re inside it – and insularity in a design context is not your friend. After being taught to ‘think like a lawyer’ to succeed in legal practice, engagement with a design approach requires the setting aside of that mindset to adopt a very different set of skills. Design as a discipline derives its strength and evolution from absorbing an incredibly diverse range of influences and sources of inspiration. The challenge and opportunity in the legal sector is for law students and lawyers in practice to seek the experiences of other unrelated sectors that can be applied within their own frame of reference.

Rae Morgan has just joined AND Digital as Product Practice Lead, after recently working for the last three years as a Principal Consultant at Wilson Fletcher, and having previously spent 17 years in the legal tech sector. She is fascinated by the illogic of human behaviour and has a seemingly unending capacity for curiosity.

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