Job Opening: Stanford Law Center on Legal Profession & The Legal Design Lab

Job Role: Justice Innovation Lead 

Duration: One-year fixed term 

Location: Stanford, California, US; Open to Remote Candidates

About the employer

The Center on the Legal Profession

Founded in 2008, the Stanford Center on the Legal Profession advances the profession through research, policy and advocacy, teaching, and public programs. It focuses on issues critical to the future of the profession including access to justice, diversity and inclusion, regulation of the bar, modernization of legal services, and lawyer leadership and well-being. The Center’s current work focuses on reforming legal-services regulation to increase innovation and access to justice; understanding and shaping the role of technology in law and lawyering; and protecting consumers and clients in civil litigation.

The Legal Design Lab

The Legal Design Lab is an interdisciplinary project in law and design, working at the intersection of human-centered design, technology, and law to build a new generation of legal products and services. The Lab’s mission is to train a new generation of leaders & innovators in law, research innovation in practice & delivery of legal services, and build new models of legal services. The Lab is headed by Director and Lecturer Margaret Hagan. The bulk of the Lab’s work is project-based and involves partnerships across the Stanford campus and beyond. For further information on the work of the Lab, please see


  • Independently implement, administer and evaluate the day-to-day activities of the project by identifying and executing tasks and objectives, making recommendations that impact policies and programs.
  • Collect and analyze data, create reports, review and explain trends in this space; formulate and evaluate alternative solutions and/or recommendations to achieve the goals of the project.
  • Represent the project as the key contact and subject matter expert within the Center, including to external/internal stakeholders and constituencies, such as at relevant legal tech conferences, in grant application efforts, etc.
  • Organize and/or participate in outreach activities that may include developing communications and trainings, planning/promoting events and/or conferences.
  • Assess, for each jurisdiction, the technical and substantive requirements data submission for these matter types and for e-filing (e.g., maintaining a centralized data dictionary; understanding exchange/API requirements, etc.);
  • Collaborate with court staff to ensure e-filed documents will be accepted, including through discussions with state court leadership, court clerks, and form commissions as needed;
  • Work with technology providers to develop and workshop pilot of user-facing and court-facing solution, including through user testing, with emphasis on improved UX for civil litigants;
  • Manage the project’s deadlines, deliverables, and stakeholder communication through completion of the pilot phase;
  • Identify and pursue opportunities to expand the pilot to other jurisdictions and/or issue areas; and
  • Develop and implement a long-term model for Stanford Law School’s involvement in the project, including by assisting courts and technology providers with development of any requisite project management tools.


  • Bachelor’s degree and three years of relevant experience, or combination of education and relevant experience.  Open to remote candidates.
  • Experience in program administration, project management, building of technology tools, and policy or design work. Relevant backgrounds may include technology firms or start-ups, government (particularly in a program management role), and management consulting.  An understanding of court administration, which could include work as a lawyer, is also useful, but a JD is not required. 
  • Experience in project management with multiple stakeholders.
  • Creativity in solving problems presented in complex systems or organizations, particularly through the use of design thinking.
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize own work and multi-task.
  • Demonstrated excellent organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative and ownership of projects.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to routinely and independently exercise sound judgment in making decisions.
  • Demonstrated experience working independently and as part of a team.
  • Relevant subject matter knowledge.
  • Ability to direct the work of others.

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