In her online book, Law by Design, Margaret Hagan advocates for “a design-driven approach to legal innovation”, and discusses how the “Experience of Law” could be improved through a collaborative, interdisciplinary and innovative approach that draws from design principles. It’s well worth a read.
What resonates with us are her perspectives on the role of future lawyers. The next generation will have to look beyond the law in navigating changes in business models and technology in order to stay ahead of the game.
In working with our legal product owners from Chapman Tripp, we know the value that diversity of thought, skills and experience brings to the table. Giving lawyers the opportunity to be creators and innovators within a multi-disciplined team gives them the tools to shape the direction of legal practice and carve out their own unique paths. We look forward to seeing how the next generation of legal graduates rise to the challenge.