• Access to Justice Scholar

Cassie Chambers Armstrong

  • Access to Justice Scholar
ABF Researcher

Cassie Chambers Armstrong is an Assistant Professor of Law at the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law. Her research focuses on rural courts and access to justice. She earned her B.S. from Yale College, M.P.H. from the Yale School of Public Health, M.Sc. from the London School of Economics as a Fulbright Scholar, and J.D. from Harvard Law School. She began her legal career as a Skadden Fellow representing low-income survivors of domestic violence in rural Kentucky.

Research Focus

Chambers Armstrong’s project will focus on understanding civil protective order processes in rural and urban courts, and what differences might exist between the two. Chambers Armstrong will look at different variables—such as the length of the protective order case, the number of times the parties must appear, the access the parties have to legal services, and various case outcomes—in order to understand how well each court system is meeting the needs of survivors of domestic violence. These findings will shed light on the types of barriers survivors of domestic violence face in navigating the civil protective order process.​