It seems odd to me that Law.SE does not have any artwork for the site. I understand that symbols of law can vary by region, but there should be something like a gavel that could cover the vast majority of legal systems. Is this a work in progress, an intentional decision, or forgotten in in the mix of things?
The time until a site gets a design varies a lot. I'll copy the data that was last update in October 2017 from How long until graduated sites get a new site design and increased privileges threshold?:
- Graduation Dates: Timeline of SE sites, which gets the dates directly through the SE API
- Design Dates: Site's Meta for announcements of new designs.
The duration confirms that "it varies". The sites with '?' are still waiting for their design.
Site Graduation Design Duration Link to Site Design Announcement
Blender 2015-06-16 2016-01-28 7 months https://blender.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/1021/new-site-design-is-live Network Engineering 2015-06-23 2015-06-23 same day https://networkengineering.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/507/site-graduated-new-design-launched Cryptography 2015-06-30 2015-12-21 6 months Code Review 2015-07-14 2015-11-25 4 months Computer Science 2015-08-18 2016-02-01 5 months Anime & Manga 2015-08-25 ? Magento 2015-09-01 2016-02-26 6 months English Language Learners 2015-09-08 2016-02-25 6 months Japanese Language 2015-09-09 2016-06-08 9 months Music: Practice & Theory 2015-09-09 2016-03-30 7 months Software Recommendations 2015-09-09 2016-04-22 7 months Worldbuilding 2015-11-16 2016-05-17 6 months Signal Processing 2015-11-16 2016-10-05 11 months Aviation 2015-11-16 2016-07-01 7 months Emacs 2015-11-16 2016-05-24 6 months Raspberry Pi 2015-11-17 2015-11-17 same day Programming Puzzles & Code Golf 2016-02-23 ? Puzzling 2016-05-04 2016-05-04 same day Philosophy 2016-07-06 ? Law 2016-07-06 ? Motor Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 2016-09-13 ? Quantitative Finance 2016-12-12 ? Ethereum 2017-06-26 ? Data Science 2017-07-10 ? Arduino 2017-07-17 ? Bitcoin 2017-10-09 ?
The specific entry for Law.SE states:
Law 2016-07-06 ?
This means that there is no date so far on that unofficial list for when Law.SE will get a design.
You can see that Law.SE was told they'd get a design in the official graduation post Congratulations, Law is now graduated!:
The site will still receive a full design from one of our designers, which will be packaged with an increase in the amount of reputation needed to access each privilege.
In the corresponding announcement post you can see that the design was intended to be done later because designing a site is a lot of work:
The design comes later only because it takes a lot more work than the other bits, and we've come to realize that it doesn't make sense to hold up the rest of the good stuff just to wait on one piece of awesome. Stay tuned to meta if you want to be the first to know about design news!
If you are looking through Law.SE Meta with the search design is:q to find questions that contain the word "design" you find that there are no other relevant post on this meta so far.
That means the answer to the question is: it's in the work. Probably. So far there hasn't been an official public announcement about the design of Law.SE and many other sites are also waiting for a design. That's part of the reason for the Ch-ch-ch-changes regarding the design of the network last year - they want to make things easier to be able to give more sites a design.