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

Designerly ways with law and economy

https://vimeo.com/722189079 This presentation was prepared for one of three panels of the Economic Lives of Law co-organise by me, Diamond Ashiagbor and Prabha Kotiswaran for the 2022 Law and Society Association annual meeting in Lisbon. Thanks to the Leverhulme Foundation for funding my research. In this presentation I explore how design-based methods might be deployed… Continue reading Designerly ways with law and economy

Legal design could and should be more sociolegal

https://vimeo.com/722172476 This presentation was prepared for the ‘What legal design could be’ theme of the 2022 Design Research Society biennial conference in Bilbao. Thanks to Sankalp Bhatnagar and Dan Jackson for organsing and the Leverhulme Trust for funding. In this presentation I argue that legal design could be more sociolegal—that is, it could systematically and… Continue reading Legal design could and should be more sociolegal

Might future legal histories be more experiential?

https://vimeo.com/722147018 This presentation was prepared for the seminar series ‘Through a legal lens: law, history and visual culture’ organised by Victoria Barnes, Helen Rutherford, Clare Sandford-Couch and Sarah Wilson. Thanks to the Leverhulme Trust for funding my research. The question of whether the legal histories of the future might be more ‘experiential’ arises because legal… Continue reading Might future legal histories be more experiential?

Synthesising alternative econo-legal futures through designerly ways

https://vimeo.com/718247152 This presentation was prepared for the WG Hart Legal Workshop 2022 'Responding to the Crises: Law, Alternative Economies and Activism' which was held at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, and organised in association with Birkbeck Law School and Kent Law School. Thanks to the Leverhulme Trust for funding. Most people would agree that… Continue reading Synthesising alternative econo-legal futures through designerly ways

Legal Design Podcast episode

https://open.spotify.com/episode/0MnpkWnFdcao1z9nhAfIJx?si=lhA1tYo4SCWqBh-HVNVGQQ In May 2022 I joined Henna Tolvanen and Nina Toivonen on their ground-breaking Legal Design Podcast . You can listen to the episode above, and read a rough transcript below. -- Nina: Welcome to Legal Design Podcast Amanda! It’s an honor to have you as our guest. What would you like to tell about… Continue reading Legal Design Podcast episode

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?