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Margaret Hagan

ABF/JPB Foundation Access to Justice Scholar 2020-21

Margaret Hagan is the Director of the Legal Design Lab at Stanford University, as well as lecturer in the Institute of Design (the d.school). She is a lawyer, and holds a J.D. from Stanford Law School, a DPhil from Queen’s University Belfast, an M.A. from Central European University, and an A.B. from University of Chicago. She specializes in the application of human-centered design to the legal system, including the development of new public interest technology, legal visuals, and policy design. Her work focuses on bringing design into the world of law, to create a new generation of accessible, engaging legal services.  She works on several types of design — communication design, product design, and organization design, to push for more experimentation in the legal sector & a human-centered approach.

Her blog is Open Law Lab, and her the Stanford lab’s site is Legal Design Lab. Learn more about Margaret at her personal website

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