Legal Design VIRTUALtable 2020

Dear all,

after much thought over the last few days, we have decided to confirm our event online. Authors of the selected papers have invested a lot of time and effort to participate and we are lucky enough to have the technological means to give online conferencing a try.

We are aware that we cannot maintain the program as originally planned and with the same level of interaction. Therefore we have adopted some changes that you will find below.

This VIRTUALtable is going to be an experiment, at least for the organisers of this event. So, we thank you in advance for your patience and understanding. Let's experience it as a "prototype" and see what we can learn from it.

The positive aspect is that everyone with an Internet connection can participate! You can register at this link. We will provide you the details for joining the event in due course.

Stay safe and stay home!

All the best,

the Legal Design VIRTUALtable organisers




Legal Design RoundVirtualtable 2020

Legal Design Methodology: A pre-Blueprint

1 and 2 of April 2020

CEST Timezone


Official hashtag of the event #LDV2020


Program - April 1

10.00-10.30: Waiting room

All participants are free to enter the Meeting to test the audio and video.


10.30 - 10.40: e-welcoming of participants by Rossana Ducato and Alain Strowel


Session 1
Discussing the notion of Legal Design


Chair: Rossana Ducato (UCLouvain and Université Saint-Louis – Bruxelles)



10.40-10.50 I Apolline Le Gall (Où sont les Dragons ; Centre de Recherche en Design, ENSCI-Les Ateliers, ENS Paris-Saclay) and Sumi Saint-Auguste (Open Law * Le Droit Ouvert ; Prospective Lab, Lefebvre Sarrut), The four spaces of design practice: drawing from design theory to enhance legal design practice

10.50-11.00 : Q&A


Session 2
Design for Legal Education and Legal Culture

11.00 – 11.40

Chair: Alain Strowel (UCLouvain, Université Saint-Louis – Bruxelles and KULeuven)



11.00-11.10 I Emily Allbon (City, University London) and Rae Digby-Morgan, Is law really that ‘special’?

11.10-11.20: Q&A

11.20 – 11.30 I Michael Doherty (Lancaster University), Using service design methods in the redesign of a law degree curriculum

11.30-11.40 : Q&A



Session 3
Legal Design in the Data Protection Field

11.40 – 12.00

Chair: Arianna Rossi (Snt, University of Luxembourg)



11.40-11.50 I Zohar Efroni and Marie Schirmbeck (Weizenbaum Institute for the Networked Society in Berlin; Humboldt University Law Faculty), Data Protection and Privacy Icons: A Risk-Based Approach to Visualization of Data Processing Aspects

11.50-12.00: Q&A



12.00 - 14.00: Lunch time (at least in the European timezone)


Session 4
Legal Design and Access to Justice

14.00- 16.05

Chair: Margaret Hagan (Stanford University) (video message?)



14.00-14.10 I Petra Hietanen-Kunwald (University of Helsinki) and Maria Claudia Solarte-Vasquez (Aalto University and Taltech), Operationalizing access to justice and empowerment in transaction design

14.10-14.20: Q&A

14.20-14.30 I Chiara Fioravanti and Francesco Romano (IGSG, CNR), Legal design projects in a specific domain: lessons learned and contributions from different disciplines

14.30-14.40: Q&A

14.40-14.50 I Florence Cols (Droits Quotidiens), A methodology to rewrite the Belgian letter of rights

14.50-15.00: Q&A

15.00-15.25: e-break

15.25-15.35 I Santiago Pardo Rodriguez (Universidad de los Andes), Access to Justice through Legal Design: the experience of the Legal Design Lab of the Universidad de los Andes and the Colombian Constitutional Court

15.35-15.45: Q&A

15.45-15.55 I Lois Lupica (University of Maine School of Law) and Genevieve Grant (Monash University), Will legal design improve civil justice systems? And how will we ever know?

 15.55-16.05: Q&A

Session 5
Technologies for Testing in Legal Design projects


Chair: Stefania Passera (University of Helsinki and Passera Design)



16.10-16.20 I Joaquín Santuber (Hasso-Plattner-Institute; This is Legal Design GBR), Lina Krawietz (This is Legal Design GBR), Babajide Owoyele (Hasso-Plattner-Institute) and Jonathan Antonio Edelman (Hasso-Plattner-Institute), Feasible and accessible psycho-physiological methods for Legal Design

16.20-16.30: Q&A

16.30-16.40 I  Jesper Clement, Frederikke Hjort Arentz, Maria José Schmidt-Kessen (Copenhagen Business School), Testing the effectiveness of online legal warnings with the help of eye-tracking experiments

16.40-16.50: Q&A

16.50-17.15: virtual cin cin


Program - April 2

09.30-10.00: e-welcoming of participants

  • Test of the connection
  • Test of audio/video
  • Instruction about the netiquette of the virtual roundtable


Session 1
Legal Design and Dispute Resolution

10.00 – 10.40

Chair: Rossana Ducato



10.00 – 10.10 I Marco Imperiale (LCA), How a mediator’s mindset could improve legal design thinking

10.10-10.20: Q&A

10.20 – 10.30 I Hietanen-Kunwald Petra and Helena Haapio (Univeristy of Vaasa, Lexpert), Applying legal design in dispute prevention and resolution

10.30 – 10.40 : Q&A

10.40-11.00: e-break


Session 2
Notable examples of Legal Design in the private sector

11.00 – 12.20

Chair: Helena Haapio (University of Vaasa and Lexpert)



11.00-11.10 I Angela Tang (Slaughter and May), Unpacking Legal Design - Using the Double Diamond Framework in a Corporate Law Firm

11.10 – 11.20: Q&A

11.20 – 11.30 I Cynthia Charlier and Jeoffrey Vigneron (Lawgitech), Understanding digital platform regulations with interactive design & learning tools

11.30 – 11.40: Q&A

11.40 – 11.50 I Marie Potel (Amurabi), How to design compliance to restore its function, and reveal its underlying value?

11.50 – 12.00: Q&A

12.00 – 12.10 I Andres Polania, Jorge Garcia and Angelica Flechas, Legal Service Design for a bank, beyond the re-design of contracts

12.10-12.20: Q&A


12.20 -12.30: Greetings and farewell

Posted by rossana


Alejandra Rodriguez

Hi Rossana,

I hope you and the event are doing excellent. I saw a tweet on this the presentation of this paper: “the Four spaces of Design Practice: drawing from design theory to enhance legal design Practice”. And, I wonder if I can join the presentation.

I know you might not even see this post before the presentation, but maybe you do 🙂

If I can it would be awesome.



I’m sorry, I saw the comment after the presentation. You can indeed contact the authors. They will be glad to share their paper

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