https://vimeo.com/812755826 Presentation delivered by Emily Allbon and Amanda Perry-Kessaris to the Clinical Legal Education Organisation (CLEO) on 2 December 2022. Emily Allbon and I spoke to members of the Clinical Legal Education Organisation (CLEO) about how designers ways might contribute to clinical legal education. We highlighted two interrelated ways in which design-based methods might enhance… Continue reading What might design do for clinical legal education?
Fantasy Legal Exhibitions
A workshop on the theme of Fantasy Legal Exhibitions will be held on Tuesday 18 and Wednesday 19 July, 2023 in central London. Organisers: Victoria Barnes and Amanda Perry-Kessaris Funded by: Socio-Legal Studies Association and Kent Law School Exhibitions range widely in form, including from spontaneous pop-up to enduring archive, material to digital, and localised… Continue reading Fantasy Legal Exhibitions
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
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?
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?
Legal indicators in the pandemic: lessons in consciousness + scale?
Slide presented at UK Government coronavirus press conference 11 May 2020. Annotated by the author. What is different about pandemic-related indicators, and what challenges and opportunities do these differences pose for the sociolegal researcher? We can define as ‘legal’ an indicator that claims to capture legal phenomena, such as the costs of registering for pandemic-related… Continue reading Legal indicators in the pandemic: lessons in consciousness + scale?
Work in progress: Doing socio-legal research in design mode
How might design enhance our understanding of, and our ability to communicate about, law as a social phenomenon? At what cost? Mindsets, tools and processes from design such as visualisation, sprints and prototyping are increasingly identified as distinctive and useful; and adopted across legal fields from practice to activism to policy-making (Perry-Kessaris 2019). With the… Continue reading Work in progress: Doing socio-legal research in design mode
Making unity from and for diversity: The IEL Pop-Up Collection
The IEL Pop Up Collection was designed to ‘make unity from and for diversity’, visibly and tangibly, and with prefigurative spirit.
If, as if, then: the implications of framing econosociolegal questions as design problems
Mission for the moment from Amanda Perry-Kessaris on Vimeo. My mission for the moment is to approach econosociolegal questions using graphic design processes (thinking-doing) and products (artefacts-experiences). Frame Innovation: create new thinking by design by Professor of Design Innovation Kees Dorst prompted me to consider this as a 'framing' mission. A frame is a metaphor, a way of… Continue reading If, as if, then: the implications of framing econosociolegal questions as design problems