How can legal design work be evaluated?

From day 2 of the Digital Citizens conference at the University of Melbourne, Dr. Genevieve Grant of Monash University presented on how rigorous outcome, process, and ethical evaluation could be brought into legal design work.

The points are quite worthwhile:

  • Legal design is having a ‘moment’, with new influence in promoting more human centered access to justice work
  • This moment is mostly in practice and not in scholarship, especially around rigorous evaluations
  • We can be doing more outcome, process, and ethical evaluation of this work and the interventions that result
  • There are many barriers to more justice innovation evaluation, but law schools should be taking the lead in carrying this through and looking closely to public health evaluations