This Week One, project-based simulation course is designed for students who want to learn methods and processes to create new and effective solutions to challenges in the legal industry. Working in teams of four, students will re-imagine how we can deliver some aspect of legal services. To do this, we will bring together principles from design thinking, business strategy, and behavioral science.
Some examples of legal design challenges that teams may take on:
How might we reduce the rate of default in landlord-tenant court?
How might lawyers in firms improve the billing process for clients?
How might we improve the likelihood that consumers will read, understand, and respond to a product recall notice?
How might we help qualifying pro se litigants take advantage of free filing policies in D.C. Superior Court?
Over four fast-paced, intense days, teams will: map out and study the problem, sketch out competing ideas, turn your ideas into testable prototypes, and validate the key elements you will need if your idea is going to work. At the end of Week One, you will pitch your proposed solution to a key influencer in the legal industry.