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Legal Design

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Legal Design

Integrating Business, Design and Legal Thinking with Technology

9781839107252 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Marcelo Corrales Compagnucci, Associate Professor, Centre for Advanced Studies in Biomedical Innovation Law (CeBIL), University of Copenhagen, Denmark, Helena Haapio, Associate Professor of Business Law, School of Accounting and Finance, University of Vaasa, Finland, Adjunct Professor of Proactive Law and Contract Design, University of Lapland, Finland, and Contract Strategist, Lexpert Ltd, Finland, Margaret Hagan, Director, Legal Design Lab, Stanford University, US and Michael Doherty, Professor of Law, Lancaster University, UK
Publication Date: October 2021 ISBN: 978 1 83910 725 2 Extent: c 272 pp
This innovative book proposes new theories on how the legal system can be made more comprehensible, usable and empowering for people through the use of design principles. Utilising key case studies and providing real-world examples of legal innovation, the book moves beyond discussion to action. It offers a rich set of examples, demonstrating how various design methods, including information, service, product and policy design, can be leveraged within research and practice.

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This innovative book proposes new theories on how the legal system can be made more comprehensible, usable and empowering for people through the use of design principles. Utilising key case studies and providing real-world examples of legal innovation, the book moves beyond discussion to action. It offers a rich set of examples, demonstrating how various design methods, including information, service, product and policy design, can be leveraged within research and practice.

Providing a forward-thinking outlook, this book presents an in-depth examination of how a human-centred, visual and participatory design approach can improve legal services and outcomes. Spanning numerous fields of legal practice, from education, housing and contracts to intellectual property, it highlights how visuals, information design and better communication can help prevent and solve legal problems. Chapters explore a new vision of lawyering and its potential to encompass a more creative and collaborative approach to legal practice.

Legal Design will be of benefit to students and scholars seeking an up-to-date analysis of current trends related to legal design thinking and execution. It will also be a key resource for legal practitioners, policy-makers, government officials and business professionals looking to deepen their understanding of the field and improve their own design tools.
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'Filled with actionable insights from the superstars of legal design around the world, this book will become a go-to resource for legal innovators and inspire a new breed of proactive lawyers to keep clients at the heart of their work.'
– Verity White, Checklist Legal, Australia

‘This book is a thoughtful exploration of legal design, a novel human-centred paradigm for problem-solving and innovation in the legal space. The contributions range across domains – access to justice, contracts, adjudication, legal education, and more. The case studies show how legal design can make abstract legal rules and processes come to life, empowering their end-users. It is an essential reading for those interested in understanding the many faces of legal design, both from a theoretical and practical perspective.’
– Stefania Passera, Passera Design and University of Vaasa, Finland

‘Legal Design is required reading for practitioners and academics interested in the latest advances in the field. The book’s amazing breadth of coverage includes chapters on policy making, cultural conflict, intellectual property, consumer protection, tenants’ rights, commercial contracts, judicial decision making, and education. The contributors are well-known experts in the field who provide in-depth coverage of each topic. The book provides special value by combining legal design theory with many practical examples, including contract design patterns, comic contracts, visual legal advice templates and knowledge graphs.’
– George Siedel, University of Michigan, US
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Contributors include: Rosa María Ballardini, Thomas D Barton, Mariana Bernal Fandiño, Georges Clement, Marcelo Corrales Compagnucci, Michael Doherty, Helena Haapio, Heidi Härkönen, Margaret Hagan, Konsta Huovinen, Iiris Kestilä, Joasia Luzak, Sanna Niinikoski, Nina Toivonen, Ashley Treni, Geneviève Vanderstichele

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