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How we work

We are driven by connection, fascinated by change and motivated by co-creation.

These three principles form the basis of all of our work, ensuring we are always:

  • developing innovations in law & justice;
  • connecting with - or making an impact on society;
  • operating in co-creation with the Faculty of Law and beyond.

Design Thinking

The Amsterdam Law Hub builds on the methodology of Human Centred Design (Stanford d.School). This means that the services we offer are always developed in line with the design thinking process. We always keep the users of legal or justice solutions at the heart of the product development process.

Our services include:

  1. Impact Research
    The Hub supports researchers at the Faculty of Law as they create societal impact. This can be through knowledge dissemination, by offering skills workshops, or by developing tools or real world applications to support knowledge utilisation.
  2. Impact Education
    We support lifelong learning about legal innovation and its methodology. The Hub  has developed a bespoke Master’s programme at the Faculty of Law to support innovation and entrepreneurship within the student body.
    Further, the Hub provides educational programmes for external partners within law, innovation and technology. We are constantly looking to expand our educational impact.
  3. Market Impact
    Justice or legal innovations developed within UvA are supported by the Hub’s incubation programme and start-up fund. Mentorship is offered free to promising applicants and supported by our broad network of partners and experts.
  4. Public Impact
    As a bridge between the University’s internal innovation and the outside world, the Hub develops innovative programmes in co-creation with institutions like the Dutch Legal Aid Board or the Amsterdam City Council. The Hub facilitates the investigation, design and testing of innovative approaches to legal problems.