Open Law Lab is a Margaret Hagan’s blog on Legal Design:
a movement to make the law
more accessible, more usable, and more engaging.

The Open Law Lab blog collects my thoughts, drawings, and projects on how design can improve the justice system.

Thanks for visiting + exploring!

The Rise of Legal Design

Come read the MIT journal Design Issues’ special edition on The Rise of Legal Design. I co-edited this volume, which features a number of studies and essays profiling the design of new government systems, privacy communications, legal aid initiatives, and participatory governance processes.

My Legal Design Projects

Legal Design Lab is an R&D group at Stanford Law School and d.school that works on access to justice efforts, as well as how to improve how lawyers work and serve clients.
Visual Law Library
Legal Design Toolbox
Communication Design Project

Access to Justice Innovations

Want to make law more accessible to more people? Here’s a collection of my posts on ideas, projects, research, and tech to improve access to justice.

Read more on Access to Justice innovations posts + drawings here.

Play Law Dojo

Come try out the Law Dojo app to learn law smarter, faster, and funnier! It’s made for law students, high school students, and anyone else who wants to learn US law through a fast-paced game.


Learn more about the design process + law

Read more on legal design + design process!

Law By Design is a free online book about how legal professionals can use the design process, mindsets, and strategies to improve their work.
Rituals for Work is a book from Wiley Press that I wrote with my partner Kursat Ozenc, on how to improve your creativity, engagement, and culture through rituals big + small.

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