Stanford Law School History Exhibit

Lead DesignerLaura Scott
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Prize(s)3rd Place in Print / Signs, Exhibits and POP Displays
Entry Description

When institutions recount their history, they typically highlight landmark dates and standard-setting achievements. In designing this exhibit, we took a less conventional approach. Stanford Law School’s history is presented through a sampling of fact, anecdote, and recollection—famous, infamous, and almost forgotten.
The resulting exhibit is “60+ Moments in the History of Stanford Law School.” Though it covers parts of our history from 1893 to present, it is not a timeline but a sampling of moments (some well-known, some little-known) related to SLS’s origins, turning points, impact, innovations, history-makers, heroes, lore and legend.

Installed in the lobby of the law school's main classroom building, the exhibit wraps around the center stairwell. The exhibit was printed on brushed aluminum panels that contrasted with the highly textured, pebbled concrete of the walls. The 60+ moments unfolded like an accordion, creating visual interest from any perspective.


Laura Scott brings more than 20 years of award-winning design and communications experience to a wide range of design disciplines: identity, branding systems, print, packaging, and environmental graphics.

In 2009, Laura founded Studio Scott on the belief that great design comes from great ideas—and great collaboration. Her clients range from start-ups and small family businesses to Fortune 500 companies and educational and cultural institutions.

Prior to opening Studio Scott, Laura was an associate in Pentagram’s San Francisco office for 10 years and freelanced for numerous design firms in San Francisco.

She has taught through Studio 5—AIGA’s education outreach program for inner city fifth graders—and has been a guest instructor at the Academy of Art University. Before becoming a graphic designer, Laura served as communications director and congressional liaison for a non-profit education association in Washington, DC. She is currently serving as education co-chair on the board of AIGA San Francisco.

Laura received her BA in English and Art History from Colby College in the great state of Maine and her MFA in Graphic Design with valedictorian distinction from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, CA.