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Joseph F. Rice School of Law

Empirical A2J Workshop (2017)

This interdisciplinary workshop brought together law and social science researchers studying access to civil justice to discuss works-in-progress and directions for future work.

Friday, October 6

8:55 a.m. — Welcome and introduction

9:00–9:45 a.m. — Paper Session

  • Tonya Brito & Daanika Gordon, “Access to Justice in Problem-Solving Courts”
  • Commentator: Jessica Steinberg

10:00–10:45 a.m. — Paper Session

  • Lauren Sudeall Lucas & Ruth Richardson, “Assessing the Civil Legal Needs of Indigent Criminal Defendants”
  • Commentator: Rebecca Sandefur

11:00–11:45 a.m. — Paper Session

  • Emily S. Taylor Poppe & Mark Gough, “Hidden Figures: An Empirical Evaluation of Pro Se Litigation in Federal Court”
  • Commentator: Elizabeth Chambliss

12:00 p.m. — Lunch

1:00–1:45 p.m. — Research Roundtable

  • Jessica Steinberg & Anna Carpenter, “Judicial Engagement with Unrepresented Parties”

1:45–2:15 p.m. — Ideas for Advancing the Field

2:15 p.m. — Workshop concludes

Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.