About Subscript Law


We are a nonprofit legal news website delivering reports in infographics.

Our visual reports help lawyers keep up-to-date on Supreme Court decisions and other legal news quickly, and they introduce complex legal concepts to teachers, students, journalists and other non-lawyer politically-interested individuals.

We have gained a reputation quickly, with our work being cited by NPR and SCOTUSblog and listed as an American Bar Association law “Blawg.”


Mission and vision

We work to smartly engage the public around legal issues.

We envision an American public that can fully understand current events, can advocate politically, and can think legally.


Problem and Solution

Recognizing the need for free legal resources was only half the battle. People have to want to read them.

Subscript Law came from the recognition that legal resources were not accessible to the public. However, just putting legal resources on the web does not make them accessible. Making resources truly accessible means increasing the public's:

  • Ability to navigate those resources.

  • Ability to comprehend and analyze them in context.

  • Willingness to read them.

Subscript Law’s publications connect with the American public’s renewed interest in politics. We publish one-page graphics on trending legal and political issues. Through easy-to-digest graphics with minimal text, we gradually introduce people to more complex layers of legal analysis.




Drawing on Gestalt psychology, we believe people understand concepts as whole forms, or big-picture representations.

Our founder studied mathematical logic (the philosophy of math) before going to law school. In logic, you learn where math comes from. The complex symbols used in calculus, for example, each came out of a proof based on geometry and set theory (principles of combining objects into sets). Math is basically a means of using symbols to convey increasingly more complex concepts.

At Subscript Law, we use symbols to convey information concisely, in the same way a subscript functions in math. We create logos and shorthand to refer to concepts, so that people can get an image without getting sidetracked by too much text or jargon.


Subscript's Future


Subscript's Big Picture Plan

We mapped out our plan for the site's future.


Thanking A Generous Supporter


Donor Spotlight: Dr. Herb Britt

Subscript thanks our generous supporter.




Mariam Morshedi, Esq.
Founder and Executive Director

Mariam Morshedi practiced civil rights law for AARP Foundation in Washington D.C. before founding Subscript Law. She played a major role in settling a fair housing litigation before the United States Supreme Court and authored a number of amicus curiae briefs in federal appeals courts including the U.S. Supreme Court. Mariam received her J.D. cum laude from Boston University Law School. Before attending law school, she received an M.Sc. from The London School of Economics in law and anthropology and a B.A. in philosophy from the University of Texas at Austin with a mathematical logic focus.

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Pasha Palangpour
Vice President

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digital political strategist, professor, columnist and talk show host

Alan Rosenblatt

digital political strategist, professor, columnist and talk show host

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Daniel Clay
Board, Director of Academic Programs

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