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World Justice Project and the ABF

March 28, 2017 World Justice Project

WJP workshop at the ABF

From left to right: Amartya Sen, James Heckman, William H. Neukom, Robert Nelson

The World Justice Project has assembled two international teams of scholars to conduct scholarship on the rule of law. The first team of scholars,  led by two Nobel Laureates (Dr. James Heckman and Dr. Amartya Sen) and consisting of legal scholars, political scientists and economists, convened a  preliminary workshop at the American Bar Foundation on November 6, 2007, in order to lay the groundwork for its research program.  Under the leadership of James Heckman and ABF Director  Robert Nelson, the World Justice Group and the American Bar Foundation assembled an interdisciplinary group of leading scholars to share 2-3 page position papers and receive input from their colleagues. 

Watch video of the workshop

Additionally, the American Bar Foundation's James Heckman, Robert Nelson, and Terence Halliday  have all provided scholarship that will be published before the World Justice Forum, to be held in Vienna, Austria in July 2008, and will be the subject of a plenary session there.

Bernadette Atuahene and John Comaroff

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