Legal Design Patterns: Towards A New Language for Legal Information Design

In Erich Schweighofer, Franz Kummer & Ahti Saarenpää (Eds.): Internet of Things. Proceedings of the 22nd International Legal Infomatics Symposium IRIS 2019. Editions Weblaw, Bern 2019, pp. 517–526 (ISBN 978-3-96443-724-2) and in Jusletter IT, 21 February 2019

Posted: 15 Mar 2019

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Arianna Rossi

SnT (University of Luxembourg); University of Bologna - Research Center of History of Law, Philosophy and Sociology of Law, and Computer Science and Law (CIRSFID)

Rossana Ducato

School of Law, University of Aberdeen; Université Catholique de Louvain and Université Saint-Louis - Bruxelles

Helena Haapio

University of Vaasa, Department of Economics and Business Law ; Lexpert Ltd

Stefania Passera

University of Helsinki - Legal Tech Lab; Aalto University - School of Science

Monica Palmirani

University of Bologna - CIRSFID

Date Written: February 21, 2019

Abstract

Patterns are a central tool in legal design. They are conceptual schemes or entities describing solutions to a recurring legal problem, helping to make contracts, disclosures and policies accessible to users and easier to prepare. In this paper, we take stock of existing legal design patterns and pattern libraries and present the idea of a legal design pattern language intended to lead to documenting and sharing good practices across disciplines and to more actionable pattern libraries.

Keywords: communication design, contract design, design patterns, information design, legal design, pattern language, pattern library, visualization, transparency, data protection law, consumer protection law

Suggested Citation

Rossi, Arianna and Ducato, Rossana and Haapio, Helena and Passera, Stefania and Palmirani, Monica, Legal Design Patterns: Towards A New Language for Legal Information Design (February 21, 2019). In Erich Schweighofer, Franz Kummer & Ahti Saarenpää (Eds.): Internet of Things. Proceedings of the 22nd International Legal Infomatics Symposium IRIS 2019. Editions Weblaw, Bern 2019, pp. 517–526 (ISBN 978-3-96443-724-2) and in Jusletter IT, 21 February 2019, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3341367

Arianna Rossi

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Rossana Ducato

School of Law, University of Aberdeen ( email )

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University of Vaasa, Department of Economics and Business Law ( email )

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Lexpert Ltd ( email )

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Stefania Passera

University of Helsinki - Legal Tech Lab ( email )

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Aalto University - School of Science ( email )

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Finland

Monica Palmirani

University of Bologna - CIRSFID ( email )

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Italy

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