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Welcome to my portfolio page.  I am a lawyer & a designer who is currently based at Stanford University.  I am a fellow at Stanford Law School’s Center on the Legal Profession & a lecturer at the Stanford d.school.

My work focuses on bringing design into the world of law, to create a new generation of accessible, engaging legal services.  I work 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.

This site houses examples of some of my work, primarily in legal design & research.  For more & more current materials from my work, come visit some of my other websites.

Open Law Lab: my site documenting what legal design is & what is going on in legal innovation

The Program for Legal Tech & Design: my Stanford-based project, running events, classes, workshops & tech projects on legal design and innovation

Razblint: My drawings & sketches, not necessarily law related (often not)

Law Dojo: A law game app that I’ve designed and built, available for iOS & soon for Android too

10 thoughts on “Home

  1. Hi Margaret,
    I think you’d be interested in some of the work we’re doing (software development and research) at the OpenGov Foundation. Would you have time to chat? Shoot me an email or give me a ring if you can: 202-699-1902.

    Cheers,
    Seamus

    • I just saw this buried in my Comments filter! Sorry it has taken almost 7 months to respond. I’d love to talk! Is it still okay?

  2. Hello
    Saw the article about you looking to combine drawing/design and law.
    My first two college degrees are a BA in Architecture and a BFA in Industrial Design. I have always applied the design process I learned 30 plus years ago to business practices and my legal practice. (I went back to law school when I was 40.)
    I have tried using flow charts and drawings to help clients visualize the path that their case might take. I have tried drawing out decision trees as well.
    I am very interested in your project, and would help if there was something that I could assist you with. Not sure what that would be exactly, but you never know.
    So you now have my contact information. Let me know how your project progresses.
    I think it’s an interesting an challenging effort.
    Good luck.

    • I’d love to talk to you — especially about being a creative lawyer, and integrating visuals into your work. Would it be okay if we talked soon?

  3. Margaret, Your evidence flowcharts have helped me so much! Thank you! My professor only allows us to have handwritten notes in our FRE book – your charts are so helpful I took the time to hand draw them in to the blank pages in the back of my book! Keep up the amazing work!

  4. Dear Margaret,

    Thank you for an insightful meeting on Law and Design Thinking. Great tips on creative workshops and their significance in shaping better cultures in organizational cultures and innovative products and services. Thanks!

    • Hi! Sorry I missed this message, it got stuck in a spam filter. Feel free to write me an email at margaret [at] margarethagan [dot] com !

  5. Hi Margaret!
    I’m a law school grad turned UX designer. I searched for ‘Law and UX design’ one day and found your website. I love your idea of “legal design.” I’d be interested to get involved with legal services-related design projects. Hope to hear from you!

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