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Access to Justice Scholar Showcase

  • When: April 24, 2021, 12–1:30 pm
  • Where: Zoom

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Access to Justice Scholar Showcase

April 24, 2021

10:00 AM - 12:30 PM PT
11:00 AM - 1:30 PM MT
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM CT
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM ET

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Please join us for a virtual event where the inaugural cohort of the American Bar Foundation/JPB Foundation Access to Justice Scholars will present their research projects and engage in discussions of their work.

Civil justice problems contribute substantially to poverty. Getting to meaningful access to justice requires a theoretically and empirically-grounded understanding of what is currently happening with the public’s access to justice, as well as which concrete proposals for increasing access are likely to be effective, scalable, and sustainable.

The American Bar Foundation (ABF), in partnership with The JPB Foundation, is committed to building the field of access to justice research and creating a network of access to justice scholars. The ABF/JPB Foundation Access to Justice Scholars Program brings together cohorts of faculty scholars in order to support their research, mentor their progress, and build intellectual relationships needed to grow the access to justice field.

The Showcase will feature:

Margaret Hagan
Director of the Legal Design Lab
Stanford University
Hagan is seeking to understand more about how people seek legal help on the internet, and what kinds of strategies can most effectively engage them with public legal help.

Rebecca Johnson
Assistant Professor in Quantitative Social Science
Dartmouth College
Johnson is investigating how school districts grapple with ethical dilemmas about whom to help as they navigate legal mandates that conflict with fiscal realities.

Sarah Lageson
Assistant Professor
Rutgers University-Newark School of Criminal Justice
Lageson is examining how automated systems will change our understandings of access to justice, the perpetuation of bias and inequality, and effective legal outcomes.

Erin Paquette
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Paquette is describing legal issues in a group of medically complex children who were referred for legal services, exploring parent experiences with the medical-legal partnership, and evaluating health outcomes associated with referral to a medical-legal partnership.

Emily Ryo
Professor of Law and Sociology
USC Gould School of Law
Ryo is advancing a comprehensive understanding of who immigration lawyers are and the contingent nature of their impact on removal proceedings.

Kathryne M. Young
Assistant Professor of Sociology
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Young is investigating everyday people’s legal consciousness —their beliefs and understandings of the law—around seven key civil justice problems.

With remarks from:

Rebecca Sandefur
ABF Faculty Fellow
Professor, Arizona State University

Ajay K. Mehrotra
ABF Executive Director and Research Professor
Professor of Law, Northwestern University School of Law

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