Justice Design Project returns, early bird registrations happening now

An exciting week-long workshop for postsecondary students interested in learning about the legal profession and the future of law and innovation will return to York University Aug., 29 to Sept. 2.

justice design projectThe Justice Design Project (JDP), offered by the Winkler Institute for Dispute Resolution at Osgoode Hall Law School, is taught by industry leaders and give students the opportunity to work in interdisciplinary project teams to tackle a design challenge that addresses a real justice problem.

The early bird registration deadline for the workshop is June 30, and cost $500; the cost for registrations after June 30 is $699, and the final deadline is Aug. 8.

There is significant financial aid for those who qualify. To access the application, click here.

In 2015, the Winkler Institute hosted the first ever Justice Design Project (JDP), which brought together 13 York University, University of Ontario Institute of Technology and University of Toronto students from various educational backgrounds including philosophy, law and society, women and gender studies, and neuroscience, to name a few.

Throughout the week, the students learned about and employed design thinking methods, such as empathy mapping and deep-dive journeys, to help define the problem of access to justice from a user perspective and to build a courthouse that was more responsive to the needs of users.

The teams’ ideas were brought to life with the help of visual artists.

The students’ designs are now captured in a graphic entitled “Justice Spaces of the 21st Century” that is on display at Osgoode.

For more information about this year’s JDP workshop, visit the website.