NuLawLab will offer a 60 minute presentation on recent project work and a 30 minute "insiders view" mini workshop on their newly launched collaborative mapping platform.
Projects to be presented and workshops offered:
1) Overview of NuLawLab
2) Mobile Outreach Tool for Female Vets
3) Game for Supporting Self-Represented Parties
4) Domestic Workers project in Collaboration with Artist Marisa Jahn and REV Studio
5) NuLawMaps: A newly launched mapping platform with an emphasis on adding "media rich" stories to quantitate data. (mini workshop)
These pioneering projects lay the foundation for our development of interdisciplinary collaborations generating viable new models for the delivery of legal services to all who need them. NuLawLab is a Legal Innovation Lab at Northeastern University’s School of Law.
NuLawLab imagines, designs, tests, and implements pioneering approaches to providing legal information, legal services, and legal education. We advance the democratization of law by: partnering with individuals and communities to identify unmet legal needs and design responsive solutions; cultivating knowledge and experiences from multiple disciplines and social perspectives to shed new insight on barriers to legal empowerment; and transforming legal education to create new means of connecting people to law, legal information, and legal services.
What makes the NuLawLab different from other legal innovation initiatives is our focus on joining the power of community-designed solutions with the insight derived from multi-disciplinary collaboration. We believe a community-based approach can make legal services, institutions and programs more responsive to human needs and, therefore, more successful by engaging the community “end user” as an active participant in surmounting legal, social and educational challenges.
NuLawLab's online advocacy simulation initiative was one of three international finalists for the 2014 Innovating Justice (Innovative Ideas category) Award sponsored by the Hague Institute for the Internationalization of Law (HiiL). The HiiL Innovating Justice Awards are part of the Innovating Justice Hub — a global network that maps, connects, teaches and strengthens justice innovation.
The presentation and workshop will be made by NuLawLab Faculty Director Prof. Martha Davis, Dan Jackson, the lab’s executive director and Creative Director, Jules Rochielle Sievert. Our team will be joined by collaborators: Rev Studio and artist Marisa Jahn, as well as key collaborators from New Haven Legal Assistance, Statewide Legal Services of Connecticut, and Northeastern University Playable Innovative Technologies Lab.