Policy and Design Lead, Legal Design Lab, Stanford Law School
Job Number: 84721
The Legal Design Lab seeks to hire a Policy and Design Lead for a two-year term. The Policy and Design Lead will work primarily on: (1) building a better legal Internet by improving how online platforms provide jurisdiction-correct and issue-correct information to people seeking out help; and (2) promoting access to justice for people of low and moderate incomes, in partnership with courts and legal aid groups. The Policy and Design Lead will work closely with Legal Design Lab Director Margaret Hagan to develop, implement, and administer the vision, strategy, and goals of one or both of these projects. Both of these projects employ technology and design to help improve critical issues of law and policy.
Oversee and administer research activities by evaluating projects, making recommendations that impact policies and programs, and coordinating and implementing changes;
Collect and analyze data, create reports, review and explain trends to determine project effectiveness; formulate and evaluate alternative solutions and/or recommendations to achieve the goals of the project;
Help lead design experimentation and stakeholder testing;
Drafting, reviewing, and managing Schema.org markup for legal help websites
Managing audits of search engine algorithms regarding legal help information
Scoping and contributing to the development of new application software that provide self-represented litigants support in navigating legal procedure
Development of new automated bots and tools to spot legal issues on online forums, to refer people to legal help sources
Conduct research, writing, and analysis, and organize policy workshops;
Manage projects with multiple stakeholders efficiently, while communicating with partners effectively;
The Policy and Design Lead will be part of the Lab team, while also developing leadership as they manage all or parts of these projects. The Lead will work with students across the university in projects run by the Lab, and will make regular updates on activities and research to stakeholders, and build connections across the public and private sectors among people working on these issues.
Education & Experience:
Bachelor's degree and advanced degree in law (JD, LLM, or masters). Two years of relevant experience.
Strong candidates will have experience in one or more of the following: program administration, project management, research, building of legal technology tools, and policy or design work.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Demonstrated oral, written, and analytical skills, exhibiting fluency in area of specialization.
Creation and management of datasets, and data analysis.
Project management with multiple stakeholders.
Creativity in solving problems presented in complex systems or organizations, particularly through the use of design thinking.
Ability to build technology tools and platforms.
This is a two-year term position not open for renewal. This is not a pre-academia track position.
Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of the job.
The Center on the Legal Profession, directed by Professor Deborah L. Rhode, supports research, teaching, programs, and public policy initiatives on crucial issues facing the bar. Key concerns include how to enhance access to justice, sustain ethical values, train lawyers as leaders, and effectively respond to the changing dynamics of legal workplaces.
The Legal Design Lab
The Legal Design Lab is an interdisciplinary project in law and design, working at the intersection of human-centered design, technology, and law to build a new generation of legal products and services. The Lab's mission is to train a new generation of leaders & innovators in law, research innovation in practice & delivery of legal services, and build new models of legal services. The Lab is headed by Director and Lecturer Margaret Hagan. The bulk of the Lab's work is project-based and involves partnerships across the Stanford campus and beyond. For further information on the work of the Lab, please see http://www.legaltechdesign.com/.
cover letter (should particularly explain your experience with user-centered design thinking)
resume or CV,
A portfolio of earlier projects you have worked on (including, for example, project plans, visuals, prototypes, business models, or other portfolio pieces that demonstrate your ability to design and implement projects).
Stanford University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Stanford Law School seeks to hire the best talent and to promote a safe and secure environment for all members of the university community and its property. To that end, new staff hires must successfully pass a background check prior to starting work at Stanford University. Additional Information
Location: School of Law, Stanford, California, United States Schedule: Classification Level:
Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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