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Innovation: The Path to Becoming a Better Lawyer (Part I)

Posted by Library Blog on 09/25/2015 at 01:41 PM

While the cartoon Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law may be humorous, it might not teach you everything you need to know about law or the legal system. Have you ever wished that some of the cases or concepts in your textbooks were turned into useful illustrations? Whether you have or haven’t wished this, educational illustrations of major cases or concepts can be found online at the Visual Law Library.

This website, a project of Stanford University’s Legal Design Initiative, contains graphics to help students, lawyers, and the general public better understand legal doctrines and practices. Examples of visualizations include Can You Bring In Past Statements as Evidence? and the Dormant Commerce Clause.

One of the innovative minds behind the Visual Law Library is Margaret Hagan, a lawyer & a designer who is based at Stanford University. Margaret Hagan is going to be the plenary speaker at the upcoming Law Librarians of New England Fall Meeting which is being hosted at the RWU School of Law on October 2nd. More information about this meeting can be found on the meeting’s website.

Do you have an original legal graphic for the Visual Law Library? They are accepting submissions here.

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