The legal system is notoriously complex, intimidating, and frustrating. How can we bring
creative, interdisciplinary approaches to improve it?
Intro to Legal Design is a 9-week course for students to reimagine how legal services are
delivered and to learn how to use human-centered design methods to create breakthrough
solutions to complex problems. The students will work with project partners – including legal
aid groups, courts, and private law firms — on legal service challenges to help the partners
solve real problems they and their users face. For each challenge, students will work on
interdisciplinary teams, with close coaching from designers, engineers, and lawyers. Students will
learn design methods to create new innovations that make legal services more accessible and
Elements used in grading: Class Participation, Attendance, Written Assignments.
Stanford Law School