Unlocking Creativity: Legal Problem Solving in Contract with Lego®

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation


We present a working game for legal problem solving which promotes student engagement through playful learning and visualisation techniques. In our working game, students use LEGO® to create visual representations of legal analysis. It reimagines an instructional version of LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® to activate students’ creative powers and to scaffold knowledge. The approach builds confidence and reinforces competence to construct detailed analysis of legal issues. In this presentation, we report on legal problem solving workshops illustrated by LEGO models built by students, reflect on the theoretical and pedagogical foundations of the workshop design, and discuss how innovative methods like LEGO and visual metaphors could reinforce traditional teaching approaches that aim to present the the law of contract as a semi-formal system of categorised legal information.
Period20 Jun 2024
Event title17th Annual International Conference on Contracts
Event typeConference
LocationBristol, United KingdomShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • LEGO®
  • visual metaphor
  • playful learning
  • contract law