Dan Jackson, Northeastern University School of Law: “Designing Lawyers: Leading an Experiential Law School Design Lab”
Dan Jackson is the director of the NuLawLab at Northeastern University School of Law. His talk, “Designing Lawyers: Leading an Experiential Law School Design Lab,” focuses on the NuLawLab and was presented with the Teaching for the 21st Century Pod at the 2014 Igniting Law Teaching conference. His presentation shares what the NuLawLab learned leading a novel project-based independent study focused on the intersection of art, law, and advocacy. The design studio provided his students with the opportunity to explore applied design thinking in an interdisciplinary collaboration with local domestic workers and students from MIT’s Center for Civic Media. He highlights how his students ultimately discovered, and developed confidence in, their personal creative voices.
Dan Jackson is a 1997 graduate of Northeastern Law, where he now directs the NuLawLab. Following a federal appellate clerkship, Dani joined the law firm of Bingham McCutchen, ultimately serving as the firm’s director of attorney development and director of training. Prior to law school, Dan worked as a designer for theater. He continues to play in that space, most recently with the Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival and The Provincetown Theater.
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