Here are pieces that I have written.
The work from 2010 and before originate out of my research into the design of human rights and ethnic minority movements. This was the subject of my writing and research from my undergraduate days at University of Chicago, through my Master’s at Central European University, and culminating in my PhD at Queen’s University Belfast. My driving question was how disenfranchised groups could use non-violent, human rights-based tactics to their political advantage — and what ethical and diplomatic challenges this repertoire caused.
Since 2010 — since I began my study of law and design — my interests have shifted towards how design process and methods may make the power of law more accessible to more people. Like with my earlier work, I am still motivated by how the disenfranchised may level the playing field and gain access to power. Now, though, my work is more project-based and grounded in design work, rather than strictly social science research.
Law By Design, a free and open working prototype of a book, describing my key process and insights in bringing law and design together
A Visual Approach to Law, Margaret Hagan, presentation to the University of Michigan Law School, Spring 2017.
The User Experience of the Internet as a Legal Help Service, Margaret Hagan, Virginia Journal of Law and Technology, November 2016.
Designing 21st Century Disclosures for Financial Decision Making, Margaret Hagan, White Paper, Stanford Law School, Summer 2016.
User Centered Privacy Communication Design, Margaret Hagan, SOUPS conference, Symposium on Usable Privacy and Security, Denver, Summer 2016.
User Centered Legal Design, a short introduction and bibliography for the California Judicial Council
“Antitrust on the Internet: a Comparative Assessment of Competition Law Enforcement in the Internet Realm,” by Gönenç Gürkaynak, Derya Durlu and Margaret Hagan, International Bar Association’s Business Law International, Volume 4, Issue 1, January 2013.
Press about me:
Here is press coverage about my work.
Applying Design Thinking to Law, Stanford Lawyer article about my work and the Legal Design Lab
Law By Design: A Challenging Read, a review of my book
“Law By Design”, Canadian Bar Association article on my work, by Yves Faguy