Would you like to experience legal design in action?

An interdisciplinary legal design workshop that takes place over the weekend preceding the summit.

Attendees obtain hands-on experience in combining law and design, mentored by legal design professionals.

Furthermore, the teams will have the opportunity to receive feedback from the Brainfactory Board.



  • Meet your interdisciplinary team!
  • Opening and introduction to legal design
  • Presenting the problems
  • Snacks and Drinks


  • Brainstorming & producing a solution to a legal design problem
  • Expert lecture on legal design: providing the participants with tools
  • Producing legal design solutions with the support of mentors
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner


  • How to transform a legal design idea into business?
  • Expert lecture on commercialising & pitching
  • Startup & business development coaches and venture capitalists present to support the participants to prepare to pitch their work
  • Pitching to the Brainfactory Board
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Drinks

Brainfactory in co-operation with:


Laura Sivula
Program Manager at Aalto ITP

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Laura Sivula is positively obsessed with disrupting the higher education industry to better suit the challenges of tomorrow. She is the dynamo behind Aalto ITP and also doubles as a Lecturer in project management at Aalto University. Her most recent challenge is to support Aalto’s multidisciplinary and challenge-based programs to gain full potential by strengthening industry involvement.

Jameson Dempsey
Director, Legal Hackers; Associate, Kelley Drye & Warren LLP


Jameson Dempsey is a telecommunications and technology attorney based in New York City. He also serves as a director of Legal Hackers, a global community that explores and develops creative solutions to pressing issues at the intersection of law and technology. He believes that legal design is fundamental to improving access to justice, law, and knowledge.

Hanna Pakkaslahti
Coordinator at University of Helsinki Legal Tech Lab


Hanna Pakaslahti works at the Legal Tech Lab towards an inclusive, fair Justice 2.0 where law, technology, service design merge. Hanna wants to make legal systems, thinking and contracts better, more efficient and in-sync with today's demands. A particular interest is Access Services, which are formed to bypass or expedite existing legal practices by using technology and better service design. Visualization of legal processes is in many cases a necessary starting point.

Antti Innanen
Partner at Dottir Attorneys


Antti Innanen is the managing partner of Dottir Attorneys and the co-founder of the Legal Design Summit. Antti is a tech lawyer interested in the human aspects of legal business.

Juha-Matti Santala
Brand Hacker at Sofokus


Juha-Matti Santala is a technology and community enthusiast with guilty pleasure in education. He has worked as a developer in startups and helped young entrepreneurs get their companies off the ground. He is excited to learn more about legal design and meet fantastic people in Brainfactory.

Riikka Koulu
Director of the University of Helsinki Legal Tech Lab


Dr. Riikka Koulu (LL.D. trained on the bench) is a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Helsinki and the director of The University of Helsinki Legal Tech Lab. Koulu specializes in digitalization of legal practice and legal automation. She has received her PhD in procedural law at University of Helsinki in 2016.

Cat Moon
Professor of Legal Design at Vanderbilt Law School
Co-Founder and Legal Designer at Start Here HQ
Chief Design Officer at Legal Alignment
Legal Hackers Chapter Co-Organizer


Cat Moon teaches legal design at Vanderbilt Law Law School and works with law schools across the U.S. to innovate legal education curricula using human-centered design methods. As Co-Founder and Legal Designer at Start Here HQ, she works with firms and legal departments to reimagine client services delivery through the lens of legal design. Cat also serves as Chief Design Officer at Legal Alignment, a legal technology startup, and co-organizes the Music City Legal Hackers.

Risto Hübner
Chief Legal Officer at Nortal, Founder of Estonian Legal Hacker


Risto Hübner is the Chief Legal Officer of Nortal, a multinational strategic change and technology company, as well as the founder of the Estonian chapter of Legal Hackers. Risto is passionate about everything concerning intersection of law and technology.


Jose F. Torres
Director of the Center for Innovation in Law at the University Sergio Arboleda


Torres is a former fellow at Stanford Law School's Legal Design Lab and is the current Director of the Center for Innovation in Law at the Sergio Arboleda University in Colombia. He is working at the intersection of design, law & technology to develop innovative legal services, hack access to justice and train innovative lawyers.

Johanna Rantanen
Partner at Dottir Attorneys


Johanna Rantanen is the co-founder of Dottir Attorneys and an active spokesperson for legal design. She wants to bring design thinking into law by facilitating the co-operation between lawyers and designers. Johanna has several years of experience in assisting companies of all sizes in contract and IP matters.

Erkki Izarra
Independent Consultant at Izarra


Erkki Izarra brings in 19 years of experience that he has gained as Copywriter, Creative Director, Entrepreneur and Director at Nokia and Microsoft. He has worked in top international advertising agencies in Finland, USA and The Netherlands. In 2008 he co-founded 358, a multi-disciplinary creative agency, that brought together design thinking and marketing. As an ex-Copywriter and frequent user of legal services, he is very curious about Legal Design.

Jaakko Wäänen
CEO at Hellon


Jaakko Wäänänen is the founder and CEO of Hellon Oy and his background is in service innovation, entrepreneurship and strategy. Jaakko is a visionary entrepreneur with strong leadership skills.

Jaakko Lindgren
Partner at Dottir Attorneys


Attorney, Partner Jaakko Lindgren, assists clients in technology law acting for both technology users and suppliers in the private and public sector. He regularly advises domestic and international companies on a broad range of technology law matters. He has had a leading advisory role in multiple technology-driven M&A transactions and in venture capital investments in technology companies. Jaakko has also been acting as a member of the board of several growth companies.

Ilkka Kivimäki
Entrepreneur & VC. Chairman Slush, Wolt, Umbra&Kasvuryhmä. ex-Beddit. Boardmember of Junction & Wave Ventures, RIC

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