In 2010, Rebecca L. Sandefur joined the American Bar Foundation to found and lead a new access to justice research initiative. She continues to head up this initiative as Faculty Fellow at the…
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Inequality, poverty and social stratification; access to justice; occupations and professions; work, mobility and labor markets. Current research examines how ordinary people think about and respond to civil justice problems and the institutions that exist to assist people with those problems in the US and other societies; how experience with civil justice problems affects social class inequality; the impact of counsel on case outcomes; the careers of lawyers who work for ordinary people, either as public servants, public interest lawyers or attorneys who provide legal services directly to individuals.
Professional Service & Recognition
Collaborator, Cost of Justice Research Alliance, Canadian Forum on Civil Justice
Member, Right to Counsel Committee, California Commission on Access to Justice
Member, Research Advisory Board of the Civil Right to Counsel Leadership and Support Initiative