Boston Legal Design Challenge

In Partnership with Liberty Mutual Insurance

Suffolk Law's fourth annual Legal Design Challenge, presented by Liberty Mutual Insurance, brings law and business students together to prototype products that solve legal and, often, societal problems.

Event logistics

  • Friday, November 13, 2020, 8:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. EDT (The conference line will open at 8:30 a.m., the event will begin at 8:45 a.m. and last till 5:00 p.m., with an optional networking event to follow)
  • Attend via Zoom and use

Mandatory orientation session

Please plan to attend one of the following sessions that best fits your schedule.

  • Friday, November 6, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. EDT
  • Monday, November 9, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. EDT
  • Wednesday, November 11, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. EDT

Registration is closed.

We've welcomed many teams to Boston over the past few years for great discussion and competition. This year, given the COVID-19 pandemic, Suffolk and Liberty Mutual are thrilled to welcome teams of students from around the nation to this virtual event in November 2020.

Liberty Mutual logo 


The winning entries, using the tenets of design thinking, put an emphasis on simplicity, usefulness, and the needs of the end user. The teams have only one day to generate their ideas; that time pressure tends to spur creative solutions to legal service delivery challenges.

Students from schools across the country, including Suffolk Law and Suffolk's Sawyer Business School, will participate. The top three teams will take home generous cash prizes.

Thank You to our 2020 Design Challenge Sponsors

Logos for sponsors: Platinum level: Integreon logo and Legal Mation logo; Gold level: Lex Machina logo and Neota logo; Networking level: Novus logo; Silver level: Lawgeex logo, Pact Safe logo, and Thomson Reuters logo

Become a Sponsor Today

Sponsors of our 2020 Virtual Design Challenge are contributing to the generous prize money and day-of activities. Remaining proceeds will fund student projects within the Suffolk Law Institute on Legal Innovation and Technology.

View sponsorship information [PDF].

To learn more about the event or to become a sponsor, please contact Nancy Galindo-Rodriguez at 617-573-8454 or Lorna Synan.