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Legal Design is a nascent field of law, aiming at making legal systems and services clearer, more engaging and satisfying through the application of human-centered design to the world of law.

This is a very new concept in the field, as the law is famously complex, intimidating and difficult to engage with.

The way in which legal professionals approach their work, their relationship with clients and the public should thus be reimagined through the adoption of a user-centric perspective to create more accessible and targeted legal services for everyone. By doing so, Legal Design seeks to produce regulation, documents and legal pieces of information in a manner that anyone can understand.

This seminar aims to explore the disruptive role of design in law by bringing together experienced practitioners and academics to shed light to the design-driven approach to legal innovation, to shape a new era of usable, engaging, and user-friendly law.

If you are interested in learning more about the innovation and changes that are transforming the legal system as we know it, join us for this seminar where these issues and more will be discussed.


Speaker biography:

Professor Dan Hunter, is the Executive Dean of the Dickson Poon School of Law at King’s College London. He was previously the Executive Dean of the Faculty of Law at Queensland University of Technology and the Founding Dean of Swinburne Law School in Australia. He is an international expert in internet and intellectual property law, AI & law, and legal tech and legal innovation. He holds a PhD from Cambridge on the cognitive science of legal reasoning, as well as computer science and law degrees from Monash University, and an LLM by research from the University of Melbourne.


Sara Collins, is the Director of Legal Services Design at Norton Rose Fulbright. Sara practiced as a litigation and disputes lawyer, and she was the first legal designer to join the firm. She is responsible for introducing design-thinking, user research and human-centred design methods for legal problem solving to Norton Rose Fulbright’s global change and innovation program, NRF Transform. Through information, process and service design, collaborating with both legal and business services teams and supported by data and technology, Sara focuses on developing new or improved, useable services to clients.


Marco Imperiale, is Head of Innovation at LCA. Marco has a considerable experience in the fields of legal tech, legal design, and in the interplay between copyright and entertainment. He wrote, together with Barbara de Muro, the first Italian book on Legal Design. In his capacity as lawyer, Marco provides legal advice in several fields which have in common the innovation factor such as sustainability, third party funding, and new technologies. He collaborates with Harvard Law School since 2017, working as Teaching Fellow for the CopyrightX course. Marco holds an LLM from Harvard Law school, where he is currently holding a position as visiting researcher in the fields of legal design and legal innovation.

This is a hybrid event, with limited in person tickets available. 

At this event

Philippa Webb

Professor of Public International Law

Dan Hunter

Executive Dean, The Dickson Poon School of Law

Event details

Ante Room, 1.17
Somerset House East Wing
Strand Campus, Strand, London WC2R 2LS