About Us

 

Emily Allbon photoEmily Allbon is an Associate Professor at the City Law School (City, University of London), moving into academia seven years ago from her previous career in legal librarianship. She is known for her work in developing the award-winning Lawbore resource – a website to support and engage those studying law, as well as for her work in the field of Legal Design. She was proud to launch TL;DR – the less textual legal gallery in late 2019 – which showcases ways of making law more accessible to all.

Her work has been recognised in many ways, both by her previous profession (Wildy/BIALL Law Librarian of the Year 2012) and the academic law community (Best paper in Legal Education and Technology at BILETA 2012, Routledge/Association of Law Teachers (ALT) Teaching Law with Technology Prize 2013). In 2013 the Higher Education Academy named her one of 55 National Teaching Fellows – the UK’s most prestigious awards for excellence in higher education teaching and support for learning. Emily is a Senior Fellow of the HEA.

Emily’s academic background includes degrees in English Literature, Law, Information Science and Academic Practice. Her interests lie in legal education, legal research and legal information literacy, student engagement, legal design and visualisation, and the use of technology in teaching and learning.

Camilla Baasch Andersen is a Professor in the Law School at University of Western Australia. She has previously held academic posts at various prestigious universities word-wide, including University of Leicester, the Centre for Commercial Law Studies at Queen Mary, University of London and University of Copenhagen in her native Denmark. She has lectured and examined externally for many institutions, has worked with the CISG Advisory Council, and been the National Reporter for the United Kingdom for the International Academy of Comparative Law. Prof Andersen holds a doctorate from University of Aarhus, and was the founding co-editor of The Journal of Comparative Law and a Fellow at the Institute of International Commercial Law at Pace Law School, New York. She serves as a Trade Law Expert for UNCITRAL and sits on the UNCITRAL Australian Co-ordination Committee, and works closely with business, government and academia in pursuit of Commercial Law facilitating trade. Her recent research into pro-active law and legal design has seen her serve on the Nordic Pro-Active Think Tank, and since 2017 she has led the pioneering Comic Book Contract team at UWA – see www.comicbookcontract.com . Her extensive publication list includes books, articles and book chapters on numerous topics such as international sales and the CISG, harmonised law, international commerce, pro-active approaches to law, dispute resolution, legal design and comparative commercial law. Please see  https://research-repository.uwa.edu.au/en/persons/camilla-andersen for more information.

Lisa Toohey photoLisa Toohey is a Professor of Law at the University of Newcastle Australia, where she was a founder of the Legal Design and Innovation Initiative, a 2020 Fulbright Senior Scholar, and an Adjunct Professor at the Faculty of Law at the University of New South Wales.  She has previously held Deputy Dean roles in teaching and in equity, diversity and inclusion. Lisa teaches and researches in the fields of international trade law, legal design, and dispute resolution. Her research is focused on the question of how individuals and groups understand and interpret their rights in order to resolve disputes at international, domestic, and transactional levels.  She has a particular interest in how individuals in civil disputes access and interpret legal information, and how legal design can be used as a tool to better facilitate understanding of legal information.

 

Kim Wright headshotAs a legal systems entrepreneur, J. Kim Wright has a lot of roles and job descriptions. Overall, she is about transforming systems, ideas, approaches, locations, and habits in the legal system. She is a connector of cutting-edge lawyers, like-minded professionals, and communities and has a vast global network of lawyers and creative professionals. She watches and showcases trends in the integrative law movement. She is the author of two American Bar Association books:  Lawyers as Peacemakers, Practicing Holistic, Problem-Solving Law; and Lawyers as Changemakers: The Global Integrative Law Movement.  She has contributed to several other books, writes regularly in several periodicals.

Kim innovates in a legal system which serves lawyers, their clients, and the planet. She teaches lawyers, law students, and entrepreneurs. She is a coach and trusted advisor to clients who are changemakers. After a dozen years of being a nomad, bringing change, connection, and humanistic innovations on six continents, she is grounded in one place for the forseeable future, serving as one of the space-holders of the integrative law movement. For more details, see her personal site or find her on LinkedIn.