Approaching law

Doing sociolegal research in design mode: a short monograph

Perry-Kessaris, A. Doing Sociolegal Research in Design Mode (Routledge, 2021) is a short monograph produced with the support of a Socio-Legal Studies Association field work grant and a Leverhulme Trust Research Fellowship (RF-2019-045). Download Chapter 1: Towards a proposition (Author Manuscript) Presentations https://vimeo.com/showcase/8395458 Overview This book is the first to explore what design can do… Continue reading Doing sociolegal research in design mode: a short monograph

Design in legal education: An edited collection

Design in Legal Education (Routledge 2022), co-edited by Emily Allbon and Amanda Perry-Kessaris, is a visually rich, experience-led collection exploring what design can do for legal education. In recent decades design has increasingly come to be under- stood as a resource to improve other fields of public, private and civil society practice; and legal design—that… Continue reading Design in legal education: An edited collection

How might sociolegal researchers use designerly ways to access the jurisprudential potential of science fiction?

https://vimeo.com/694814075 This presentation was prepared for the Jurisprudence of the Future: Law, Justice and Science Fiction theme of the 2022 SLSA Annual Conference in York, organised by Alex Green and Mitch Travis. In it I explore how design might provide a bridge for sociolegal researchers to access the jurisprudential potential of science fiction; especially those… Continue reading How might sociolegal researchers use designerly ways to access the jurisprudential potential of science fiction?

Designerly ways with the future of legal gender?

https://vimeo.com/685965436 In a presentation for the final symposium of the Future of Legal Gender (FLaG) project, held on 09.03.22, I drew on my work at the intersections of law and design to ask: How might designerly ways be used to enhance the long-term objectives and impacts of prefigurative/anticipatory law reform projects such as FLaG? FLaG… Continue reading Designerly ways with the future of legal gender?

Experimenting with the concept of ‘hate crime’ in India

This post introduces preliminary findings from the ‘Evidencing and combatting hate crime in India: concepts, mindsets and processes’, a project supported by a Society of Legal Scholars Research Activities Grant and by CEJI—a Jewish Contribution to an Inclusive Europe. The project was led by Joanna Perry (Independent Consultant), Mohsin Alam Bhat (Associate Professor and Executive-Director… Continue reading Experimenting with the concept of ‘hate crime’ in India

How and why might we draw on designerly ways to support conceptual prefiguration in law?

This post summarises my contribution to an online Roundtable on 'Conceptual prefiguration / prefiguring concepts' organised by Davina Cooper as part of the Utopian Legalities, Prefigurative Politics and Radical Governance Collaborative Research Network on October 15, 2021. I have spent the last few years exploring the idea of ‘doing sociolegal research in design mode’. My… Continue reading How and why might we draw on designerly ways to support conceptual prefiguration in law?

How might designerly ways enhance our abilities to understand + meet sociolegal research challenges?

https://vimeo.com/561344247 The above presentation was prepared for the Sociolegal Research Cluster at Essex at the invitation of Jaime Lindsey. It is based on a short monograph entitled Doing sociolegal research in design mode, published by Routledge, which was supported by funding from the Sociolegal Studies Association and the Leverhulme Trust. In the presentation I begin… Continue reading How might designerly ways enhance our abilities to understand + meet sociolegal research challenges?

Could alternative econo-legal futures be made more possible and probable through prefigurative design?

https://vimeo.com/552411713 The above presentation was delivered at the Law and Society Association Annual Meeting 2021 as part of a panel hosted by the Collaborative Research Network on Utopian Legalities, Prefigurative Politics, and Radical Governance (CRN 50). It is part of a wider project on the intersections between law and design, the main outcome of which… Continue reading Could alternative econo-legal futures be made more possible and probable through prefigurative design?

What might a book about ‘doing socio-legal research in design mode’ contribute to legal design thinking + practice?

As part of the Legal Design Roundtable 2021 Rossana Ducato invited me to reflect upon how my short book, Doing sociolegal research in design mode (forthcoming 2021, Routledge), might contribute to the field of legal design. The book is designed to act as a bridge from sociolegal research to legal design, but I hope that… Continue reading What might a book about ‘doing socio-legal research in design mode’ contribute to legal design thinking + practice?

Making legal education more inclusive by design?

Amanda Perry-Kessaris and Emily Allbon This post also appears on the Socio-legal Studies Association blog. Can design help to make legal education more inclusive? An inclusive education ecosystem is one ‘in which pedagogy, curricula and assessment are designed and delivered to engage students in learning that is meaningful, relevant and accessible to all’. This entails ‘taking account of’ and proactively… Continue reading Making legal education more inclusive by design?