Mandy Mobley Li leads the Filing Fairness Project for the Deborah L. Rhode Center on the Legal Profession and the Legal Design Lab. The Project seeks to increase access to justice by facilitating the development of user-friendly, lower-burden online filing tools for name changes, evictions, and fee waivers. By partnering with six state court systems, the Project aims to establish necessary conditions for the development of scalable inter-jurisdictional efiling tools, provide a straightforward user interface for litigants navigating the legal system, and help improve the accuracy of court filings. Mobley Li manages all aspects of the Project, including internal operations, inter-state coordination, and development and management of partnerships with technology providers.
Before joining Stanford’s staff, Mobley Li interned at the Fulton County State Court in Atlanta, Georgia, where she served as an ATJ Tech Fellow in the Self-Help Center and streamlined the record restriction (expungement) process. She also assisted the central staff of the Georgia Court of Appeals in a wide range of matters, from negligence to dependency actions. Earlier in her career, Mobley Li founded a divorce project management company and an economic abuse non-profit organization, led client sales and business development efforts at IBM and Convergys, and consulted as a project manager and systems integrator for Fiserv and Deloitte. Her research on sustainable child support policies has appeared in the State Bar of Georgia’s Family Law Review. She has a J.D. from Syracuse University College of Law, an M.B.A. from the MIT Sloan School of Management, and an S.B. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Mobley Li is also a 2022 Presidential Management Fellows Finalist.