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Access to Justice: Unifying Global and U.S. Access to Justice Movements

  • 21 Mar 2017
  • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Fordham Law School Costantino Room 150 W. 62nd Street, New York City

Fordham Law School

Access to Justice Initiative

Unifying Global and U.S. Access to Justice Movements
The Judicial Perspective
Tuesday, 21 March 2017
5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Fordham Law School
Costantino Room
150 W. 62nd Street, New York City  

Matthew Diller
Dean and Paul Fuller Professor of Law, Fordham Law School
Jonathan Lippman
Of Counsel, Latham & Watkin
Chief Judge, New York Court of Appeals (2009-2015)
Willy Mutunga
Distinguished Scholar-in-Residence, Leitner Center for International Law and Justice, Fordham Law School
Chief Justice and President, Supreme Court of Kenya (2011-2016)
Rebecca L. Sandefur
Faculty Fellow and Founder, Access to Justice Research Initiative, American Bar Foundation
Associate Professor of Sociology and Law, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
David Udell, moderator
Executive Director, National Center for Access to Justice
As part of Fordham Law School’s Access to Justice Initiative, this discussion will feature perspectives from senior jurists and from a leading social scientist in the global access to justice research movement on formal and informal pathways to justice. The panelists will consider common challenges in the United States and globally to accessing justice—especially for marginalized people, including in racial, ethnic, or religious communities; the poor; people living in rural areas; women; LGBT people; and others. This lack of access impacts a wide range of civil rights and human rights. The panelists will identify common themes and consider solutions, including the pros and cons of using informal, versus formal, justice systems, and the intersection of those systems. The panel will work to sharpen the research, reform, and advocacy agenda going forward.
CLE credit available for New York and New Jersey:
1.0 professional practice and 0.5 ethics

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