The ABF/JPB Foundation Access to Justice Scholars Program

In partnership with The JPB Foundation, the ABF supports a diverse group of empirical scholars interested in researching access to civil justice through the ABF/JPB Foundation Access to Justice Scholars Program. Over the course of the eighteen-month scholarship, Access to Justice Scholars convene for in-person and virtual meetings and receive funds toward course reductions, summer support, and research expenses.

Directed by ABF Faculty Fellow and MacArthur “Genius Grant” winner Rebecca Sandefur, the 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. By facilitating the translation of research into practice, the program generates more effective approaches to improve justice for all. Learn more about the program in the video below.

To learn more about ABF’s Access to Justice research, visit the Access to Justice Research Initiative page.

To see the members of the Access to Justice Advisory Council, visit the Advisory Council and Mentors page. 

To view a list of former Access to Justice Scholars, visit the Former Access to Justice Scholars page.

The application for the 2024-25 cohort of ABF/JPB Foundation Access to Justice Scholars is now open.

Application Deadline

The deadline for applications is January 15, 2024.