Justice Week 2020: Legal Design Sprint

What is Legal Design?

Legal Design is a way of re-imagining legal processes, with teams employing tools and techniques through different stages of the design process. If you have never tried it before – or even heard of it – don’t let that stop you!  There will be plenty of guidance to help teams along the way. You can find out about the launch day of last year’s Legal Design Sprint from Emily MacLoud (one of the last year's organisers), read some reflections from 2019 participant Emma Flint and get an insight into the design process in a great piece from a member of last year's winning team, Damian Curran.

When and where?

You must be available to take part in the initial event with City Law School's Emily Allbon on Monday 3 February  10:00-16:00 at City's campus in central London before taking the rest of February to perfect your designs. Then, you’ll come along and show us what you’ve done on the afternoon of Friday 28 February at the Bar Council offices, where winning teams will be awarded their prizes.


We have space for 8 college/university teams (of 2-4 people) so once you have assembled your team please email Rose Malleson at RMalleson@BarCouncil.org.uk with the following:

  • Which college/university you will be representing
  • Team member names and contact details (phone/email)
  • Which course you are undertaking
  • Why you're interested in taking part

The deadline for signing up is Wednesday 29 January. If you are an individual and really want to be involved, let us know anyway and we may be able to find you a team!

If you'd like to get a taste of the ways others have made the law more accessible, take a look at the resources on tl;dr - the less textual legal gallery.