Would you like to experience legal design in action?

An interdisciplinary legal design workshop that takes place 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.

Brainfactory is an interdisciplinary hands-on workshop on legal design. No prior knowledge of legal design is required but the objective of the Brainfactory is to serve as a taster of what legal design may be in practise. During the intensive 3-days, participants will obtain practical tools on how to solve a legal problem through design. Brainfactory has three different tracks which will be published in August for the selected participants.


The application to the Brainfactory is now open. The participation is limited and we will inform you of admittance latest in the end of June, 2019. Apply here!


During the Brainfactory you will not only get to learn about legal design but you also get new friends! The workshop takes place in interdisciplinary teams of four people. The teams are formed on Day 1.

For whom?

Brainfactory is meant for legal design enthusiasts with a background in law, design, business or technology. Both students and professionals are welcome to apply.

Something in mind?

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1. Day

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

2. Day

  • Brainstorming & producing a solution to a legal design problem
  • Producing legal design solutions with the support of mentors

3. Day

  • Finalizing the outcomes
  • Pitching to the Brainfactory Board

Brainfactory Mentors

Ann-Sophie Mante
LL.M. in Dispute Resolution (Cape Town)


Ann-Sophie is a Lawyer specialized in Alternative Dispute Resolution & a Legal Designer. She combines her roles to leverage human-centered design principles to reinvent the delivery of legal services. This is why she co-founded This is Legal Design (TiLD), a legal innovation consultancy based in Berlin. Ann-Sophie studied Law in Heidelberg & Strasbourg, holds a LL.M. in ADR from the University of Cape Town and completed her legal traineeship in Berlin

Dan Jackson
Executive Director, NuLawLab, Northeastern University School of Law

LinkedIn Website

Dan Jackson directs the NuLawLab at Northeastern University School of Law, an interdisciplinary innovation laboratory working to merge creative arts and law to create new models of legal empowerment. Dan is a 1997 graduate of Northeastern Law and a 1990 graduate of Northwestern University. Following a postgraduate clerkship with The Hon. Hugh H. Bownes at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, Dan worked for 13 years with the law firm of Bingham McCutchen, ultimately serving as the firm’s director of attorney development after practicing in the employment law group. Prior to law school, Dan worked as a designer for theater. He continues to do so, most recently with the Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival and The Provincetown Theater.

Caitlin Moon
Director of Innovation Design, Vanderbilt Law School


I am a champion of open, collaborative innovation, and a provocateur who uses the mindsets, methods, and tools of human-centered design to help #makelawbetter.

Alexandra Sabbe Ferri
Lawyer, Founder, SAGAN Avocats


Alexandra is a Paris based lawyer, founder of the law firm SAGAN Avocats specialized in Labour Law and of the legaltech mesindemnité that calculates severances in case of a work contract breach. She is driven by improving access to law and justice for every one. She’s a legal revolutionary who strongly believes that law practice needs deep changes and that legal design methodologies are powerful weapons to reach that goal.

Melissa A. Moss
CEO/Founder , CatalystZone, LLC


After a decade in corporate marketing and two decades working at the state and national level in legal aid and on access to justice issues, Melissa formed CatalystZone in late 2017. She serves as a consulting partner to courts, law firms, legal aid, law schools and foundations. CatalystZone helps organizations and communities collaborate to create human-centered policies, products, processes and services for the legal ecosystem. Melissa is particularly committed to co-design, engaging users and stakeholders as partners from the beginning of the legal design process.

Brainfactory Speakers

Anne Kalliomäki
Story Designer, Tarinakone, Finland

Tarinakone is a Finnish story design agency founded in 2008 by Anne Kalliomäki. Story designer and trainer Anne has a extensive and versatile experience in story driven service design, storification. She is the pioneer of storification in Finland. Story driven design process uses narrative structures to tie together the various elements of your service. Stories create emotions, and emotions yield results. Anne´s Finnish language book on storification (Tarinallistaminen) published in 2014 received the Silver Award from the Finnish Association of Marketing, Technology and Creativity (MTL) in the Best Book on Communication and Marketing category in Finland 2015.

Emma Jelley
Former General Counsel in tech, turned entrepreneur, business coach and facilitator

Brainfactory Facilitators

Jantine de Jong
Innovation & ICT Consultant, NautaDutilh

LinkedIn Website

Jantine de Jong is based in Amsterdam and works as an Innovation & ICT consultant at NautaDutilh, a leading Benelux law firm. She has more than 10 years of working experience at the cutting edge of ICT, consultancy and law and thrives in creative and collaborative environments. In her role she co-creates new solutions and services. Always with a focus on the needs of the client. She also designed and manages the firm's innovation program, which FT Innovative lawyers mentioned as 'highly commended'.

Sapna Jaisinghani
MBA student at Laurea university of applied science Finland


Sapna is a MBA student at Laurea university of applied science Finland, exploring the world of Service Design Thinking. She is deeply passionate about continuous learning and inspiring others for their best results, service design, business innovation and co-creation.

Brainfactory Organizers

Elise Rehula
Brainfactory Core Team

Heini Heinonen
Brainfactory Core Team

Marjukka Rantala
Brainfactory Core Team

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