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

Experimenting with the concept of ‘hate crime’ in India

Note: formal findings from this project are available at: Perry-Kessaris, A, Alam Bhat, M and Perry, J (2022) ‘Prompting and facilitating pragmatic conceptual experimentation in designerly ways: Lessons from an anti-hate crime project in India’ This post introduces preliminary findings from the ‘Evidencing and combatting hate crime in India: concepts, mindsets and processes’, a project… Continue reading Experimenting with the concept of ‘hate crime’ in India

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 Overview This book is the first to explore what design can do… Continue reading Doing sociolegal research in design mode: a short monograph

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?

Exploring & explaining sociolegal research through pictograms

Material (as opposed to digital) pictograms can be extremely useful for helping a researcher to better understand their own project, and to explain it to someone else. In 2016 I ran the second in a series of workshop entitled Visualising Social Science Research for the University of Kent Graduate School (see here for notes on the… Continue reading Exploring & explaining sociolegal research through pictograms

Sketchbook as socio-legal research tool

An A3 blank page sketchbook can be an excellent tool for organising anything that informs your legal research: typed notes, handwritten notes, images of book covers, sketches, photos of locations or workshops or experiments, ticket stubs, event programmes. Treat it as a living document in which you can capture multiple layers of snapshots of your thinking… Continue reading Sketchbook as socio-legal research tool