What is the Legal Bridge?
The Legal Bridge is a project focused on skills and knowledge exchange between artists, creatives and lawyers. A simple tool will be developed to help artists and creatives upskill and build a foundation of knowledge in legal matters, relevant to their creative practice and work (i.e., IP, GDPR, business growth, investment, and more).
The Legal Bridge tool will be developed by postgraduate law students from qLegal, Queen Mary University of London, supervised by practising lawyers from Ropes & Gray, alongside mentorship from design expert Matt Marsh, in consultation with freelance artists and creative professionals - to uncover what creatives and artists don’t know and need to know about legal issues that are relevant and important to them. Design thinking processes will be used to uncover where their gaps in understanding might be and to develop a prototype to address these. The tool could be a game, a dictionary, a map, a film or something completely unexpected, but it must be something artists and creatives are happy to engage with and learn from.