865 Designing Creative Legal Solutions

Can the law of tomorrow be better than the law of today? Good lawyers help their clients navigate risk. Great lawyers are creative problem solvers who tackle increasingly complex challenges faced by their clients and their communities. In this course, we’ll attack seemingly intractable legal problems to develop real, creative solutions. To allow us to hit the ground running, we’ve pre-identified a focus related to the pressing problem of eviction, which we’ll explore from various stakeholder perspectives. These focus issues will allow us to connect with an on-going eviction diversion project of the Duke Civil Justice Clinic to make a significant impact in Durham. We will deal with real issues in legal service delivery that confront our local community partners. We’ll build upon the design approach of IDEO, a global innovation firm committed to creating disproportionate impact through design, and—along with various community stakeholders—apply their basic approach to pressing legal challenges. Our goals will be to walk away with templates for real creative solutions for our community and real creative mindsets for ourselves.

Course Type
Lecture
2019
Winter 2019
Course Number Course Credits Evaluation Method Instructor Meeting Day/Times Room

865.01 0.5 Barak D. Richman, Jeff Ward M 2:00-5:00 PM, W 9:00 AM-12:00 PM 4042

Can the law of tomorrow be better than the law of today? Good lawyers help their clients navigate risk. Great lawyers are creative problem solvers who tackle increasingly complex challenges faced by their clients and their communities. In this course, we’ll attack seemingly intractable legal problems to develop real, creative solutions. To allow us to hit the ground running, we’ve pre-identified a focus related to the pressing problem of eviction, which we’ll explore from various stakeholder perspectives. These focus issues will allow us to connect with an on-going eviction diversion project of the Duke Civil Justice Clinic to make a significant impact in Durham. We will deal with real issues in legal service delivery that confront our local community partners. We’ll build upon the design approach of IDEO, a global innovation firm committed to creating disproportionate impact through design, and—along with various community stakeholders—apply their basic approach to pressing legal challenges. Our goals will be to walk away with templates for real creative solutions for our community and real creative mindsets for ourselves.

Grading Basis: Credit/No Credit

Degree Requirements
Pre/Co-requisites
None
Enrollment Restrictions
None
2018
Winter 2018
Course Number Course Credits Evaluation Method Instructor Meeting Day/Times Room

865.01 0.5 Jeff Ward,

Rochael Soper Adranly

WF 9:00-12:00 PM

Can the law of tomorrow be better than the law of today? Good lawyers help their clients navigate risk. Great lawyers are creative problem solvers who tackle increasingly complex challenges faced by their clients and their communities. In this course, we’ll attack seemingly intractable legal problems to develop real, creative solutions. But, we won’t do it alone! We’ve partnered with IDEO, a global innovation firm committed to creating disproportionate impact through design. Students will first gain access to Hello Design Thinking—a 90-minute online course that introduces students to the basics of Design Thinking. Students will then join faculty Rochael Soper Adranly, General Counsel & Legal Design Lead at IDEO, Jeff Ward, Director of the Duke Center on Law & Tech, and representatives of various community organizations to apply their learning to pressing legal challenges. Our goals will be to walk away with templates for real creative solutions for our community and real creative mindsets for ourselves.

Grading Basis: Credit/No Credit

Degree Requirements
Pre/Co-requisites
None
Enrollment Restrictions
None

*Please note that this information is for planning purposes only, and should not be relied upon for the schedule for a given semester. Faculty leaves and sabbaticals, as well as other curriculum considerations, will sometimes affect when a course may be offered.