Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Daedalus Online Issue on Access to Justice


The most recent issue of Dædalus, the Journal of American Academy of Arts and Sciences, is both free and online, and addresses a range of issues related to access to justice in the United States.  

According to the journal, Access to Justice … is a multidisciplinary examination of this crisis, from the challenges of providing quality legal assistance to more people, to the social and economic costs of an often unresponsive legal system, to the opportunities for improvement offered by new technologies, professional innovations, and fresh ways of thinking about the crisis."  Readers of this blog may be especially interested in Sameer Ashar and Annie Lai's essay, Access to Power, which describes their experiences directing the Immigrants' Rights Clinic at UC Irvine. 

The entire list of essays is below:


John G. Levi (Legal Services Corporation; Sidley Austin; Academy Member) & David M. Rubenstein (The Carlyle Group; Academy Member)

How Rising Income Inequality Threatens Access to the Legal System

Robert H. Frank (Cornell University)

The Invisible Justice Problem

Lincoln Caplan (journalist and author; Yale Law School)

Reclaiming the Role of Lawyers as Community Connectors

David F. Levi (Duke University School of Law; Academy Member), Dana Remus (legal scholar) & Abigail Frisch (Duke Law Journal)

More Markets, More Justice

Gillian K. Hadfield (University of Toronto; University of California, Berkeley; OpenAI)

Access to What?

Rebecca L. Sandefur (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; American Bar Foundation; MacArthur Fellow)

The Right to Civil Counsel

Tonya L. Brito (University of Wisconsin Law School)

The New Legal Empiricism & Its Application to Access-to-Justice Inquiries

  1. James Greiner (Harvard Law School)

The Public’s Unmet Need for Legal Services & What Law Schools Can Do about It

Andrew M. Perlman (Suffolk University Law School)

Access to Power

Sameer Ashar (UCLA School of Law) & Annie Lai (University of California, Irvine School of Law)

The Center on Children and Families

Shani M. King (University of Florida Levin College of Law)

Techno-Optimism & Access to the Legal System

Tanina Rostain (Georgetown University Law Center)

Marketing Legal Assistance

Elizabeth Chambliss (University of South Carolina School of Law)

Community Law Practice

Luz E. Herrera (Texas A&M University School of Law)

The Role of the Legal Services Corporation in Improving Access to Justice

James J. Sandman (Legal Services Corporation)

Participatory Design for Innovation in Access to Justice

Margaret Hagan (Stanford Law School)

Simplified Courts Can’t Solve Inequality

Colleen F. Shanahan (Columbia Law School) & Anna E. Carpenter (The University of Tulsa College of Law)

Corporate Support for Legal Services

Jo-Ann Wallace (National Legal Aid and Defender Association)

Justice & the Capability to Function in Society

Pascoe Pleasence (University College London) & Nigel J. Balmer (University College London)

Why Big Business Should Support Legal Aid

Kenneth C. Frazier (Merck & Co.; Academy Member)

Executive Branch Support for Civil Legal Aid

Karen A. Lash (American University)

Why Judges Support Civil Legal Aid

Fern A. Fisher (Maurice A. Deanne School of Law at Hofstra University)

Lawyers, the Legal Profession & Access to Justice in the United States: A Brief History

Robert W. Gordon (Stanford Law School; Yale Law School)

The Twilight Zone

Nathan L. Hecht (Supreme Court of Texas)



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