Monday the 29th of March is the kick-off of our very first Master's course, Justice Entrepreneurship at the Faculty of Law of the UvA!
Our justice systems are evidently affected by technological developments in society. As governments and lawyers are digitizing services, access to justice becomes increasingly complex and hands-off. This creates new challenges for human rights, while also offering opportunities to solve justice problems quicker, cheaper and for more (vulnerable) populations. How can we make better use of new opportunities to develop a fairer justice system, through design and technologies? In the Justice Entrepreneurship course students will design their own solution to a legal- or justice problem and we're so ready to kick-off!
By applying design thinking methodology to the justice sector, they will dive into the real problems and needs of citizens and other actors in society that require an innovative solution. In particular, as we are going through the design phases of (re)defining justice problems, empathizing with those who face unfair justice systems and ideating brainstormed solutions they will be prototyping a brand-new legal- or justice product/service. Note: we invite students of the course to apply for our Start-up Fund too!
Throughout this course, students will test their own entrepreneurship skills, including leadership, teamwork and product development. At the same time, they’ll read about the methodology of design thinking and how this has affected the justice sector. The literature will make them reflect critically on this methodology and its potential to innovate the sector.
The Justice Entrepreneurship course runs from 29 March to 28 May.