The NuLawLab is partnering with the Massachusetts Trial Court and the design consultancy IDEO to tackle a fundamental redesign of Housing Court. This five-year effort will use service and system design methods to approach the challenge from the perspective of the full range of end-users of our courts – represented and unrepresented parties, attorneys, judges, clerks and administrators, jury members, and many others.
With support from The Kresge Foundation, we are addressing the complex relationship among chronic housing insecurity, it's psychologically traumatic impact, and municipal housing policy through participatory community-based art and culture programming that is structured to inform the work of the City of Boston’s Office of Housing Stability.
Executive Director Dan Jackson's new article argues that coupling law school technology instruction with training in human-centered design approaches offers educators a means of preparing lawyers not only able to generate novel technology solutions, but able to fundamentally improve legal institutions and programs through those results.
We are collaborating with the NULab for Texts, Maps, and Networks and the Institute on Race and Justice to create a crowd-sourced digital archive to document incidents of hate speech and acts of violence inspired by racism, homophobia, and xenophobia. Our efforts are focused on running a trauma-informed collaborative design process that will engage victims of past hate crimes in designing key aspects of the archive, and articulating the means by which the archive connects victims to resources for legal redress.
Working in partnership with Stateside Legal, our team will bring their innovative design process to bear on the challenge of identifying how to most effectively enable non-legal caseworkers to notice legal problems which present barriers to their veteran-clients and to act to enable their veteran-clients to resolve those problems. Our primary goal for this project is to utilize our co-design process to better inform the development of an online triage technology that will more effectively match veterans and caseworkers with the right organization for their needs across the country.
Swedish municipalities have initiated more than 80 evictions of vulnerable EU citizens, mostly Roma, from informal settlements on the grounds of poor sanitation since 2013, according to a new report from the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, Södertörn University, and the NuLawLab.
As the terrain for legal education shifts, law schools are looking across disciplines for new approaches to legal education, with a number of law schools recently establishing “law labs.” Learn more about Faculty Director Martha F. Davis's article in the Journal of Legal Education.
A key component of REV-'s Project Nanny Van, the Domestic Worker App was collaboratively designed by domestic workers, artists, law students, and technologists to provide Massachusetts domestic workers with information about thier new legal rights under the Massachusetts Domestic Workers' Bill of Rights.