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Margaret Hagan

Margaret Hagan

Margaret Hagan is the Director of the Legal Design Lab and a lecturer at Stanford Institute of Design (the d.school). She was a fellow at the d.school from 2013-2014, where she launched the Program for Legal Tech & Design, experimenting in how design can make legal services more usable, useful & engaging. She teaches a series of project-based classes, with interdisciplinary student groups tackling legal challenges through user-focused research and design of new legal products and services. She also leads workshops to train legal professionals in the design process, to produce client-focused innovation. Margaret graduated from Stanford Law School in June 2013. She served as a student fellow at the Center for Internet & Society and president of the Stanford Law and Technology Association. While a student, she built the game app Law Dojo to make studying for law school classes more interactive & engaging. She also started the blog Open Law Lab to document legal innovation and design work. Margaret holds an AB from the University of Chicago, an MA from Central European University in Budapest, and a PhD from Queen’s University Belfast in International Politics. She is originally from Pittsburgh.

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Guest Appearances
April 1, 2020

Design & the Law with Margaret Hagan

Margaret Hagan talks about how design impacts the legal profession and her involvement with Stanford's Legal Design Lab.

March 28, 2018

Approaching Access to Justice with a Designer’s Mindset

Margaret Hagan talks about the use of design thinking to help close the access to justice gap. She discusses methodology, centering technology around the human experience, and how lawyers can incorporate a creative and empathetic mindset to their work.

November 17, 2016

Better Preparing Lawyers for the Practice of Law

Jared Correia talks to experts about additional skills that law schools should teach students to better prepare them for the practice of law.

May 14, 2015

ABA National Summit: ‘Innovations Within the Legal Sphere’

“The average solo practitioner in this country cannot afford their own hourly rate.” Legal Talk Network producer Laurence Colletti interviews Monica Bay, Professor Oliver Goodenough, Margaret Hagan, John Suh, Lucy Bassli, and James Sandman, panelists on ‘Innovations within the Legal Sphere’ at the 2015 ABA National Summit on Innovation in Legal Services. Together, they analyze...