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“The Law Review Symposium-Achieving Access to Justice Through ADR: Fact or Fiction?”

November 1, 2019 

ADR is enthusiastically promoted as a vehicle for providing access to justice. For parties, there are promises of autonomy, self-determination, and empowerment. For courts, there is the attraction of procedural and administrative reforms and greater efficiencies. This symposium offered a critical analysis of ADR's access to justice claims and consider whether these claims should be more modest. An outstanding group of scholars address this issue in a number of contexts, including procedural and substantive justice, arbitration, mediation, online dispute resolution, and international, comparative, and cross-cultural perspectives. Read more about the symposium in our Newsroom.

Welcome remarks by

Matthew Diller
Dean and Paul Fuller Professor of Law, Fordham Law School

Jacqueline Nolan-Haley
Professor of Law, Fordham Law School

Panel 1: Perspectives on Justice

Ellen E. Deason
Joanne Wharton Murphy/Classes of 1965 and 1973 Professor of Law, Ohio State University Moritz College of Law

Honorable Wayne D. Brazil
Mediator and Arbitrator, JAMS

Julie Macfarlane
Faculty of Law, University of Windsor

Michael Z. Green
Professor of Law and Director, Workplace Law Program, Texas A&M University School of Law

Panel II: Mediation, Ethics, and Justice

Jennifer Reynolds
Associate Professor of Law and Faculty Director, ADR Center, University of Oregon School of Law

Lydia Nussbaum
Professor of Law, Director of the Saltman Center for Conflict Resolution, William S. Boyd School of Law at UNLV

Ellen Waldman
Professor of Law, Thomas Jefferson School of Law

Nancy A. Welsh
Professor of Law, Director of Aggie Dispute Resolution Program, Texas A&M University School of Law

Panel III: Arbitration and Online Dispute Resolution

Kristen Blankley
Professor of Law, Nebraska College of Law

Amy J. Schmitz
Elwood L. Thomas Missouri Endowed Professor of Law, University of Missouri School of Law

Jill Gross
Associate Dean for Academic and Professor of Law, Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University

Benjamin G. Davis
Professor of Law, University of Toledo College of Law

Panel IV: Mass Settlements, Restorative Justice and Cross-Cultural Perspectives

Howard M. Erichson
Professor of Law, Fordham Law School

Sukhsimranjit Singh
Managing Director of the Straus Institute; Director of L.L.M Program; Assistant Professor of Law and Practice, Pepperdine School of Law

Mariana H.C. Gonstead
Professor, IDRR Network Executive Director; Deputy to the Dean for International Legal Studies, University of St. Thomas School of Law

Bruce Green
Louis Stein Chair of Law; Director of Stein Center, Fordham Law School

 


“The A2J Summit at Fordham Law School”

October 2, 2018

A national gathering of leaders on the place, progress, and future of the access to justice movement. More information about the A2J Summit at Fordham Law School is available here. Selected videos from the day's events are available at the links below:

Vision of the Access to Justice Movement - Jonathan Lippman, Senior Counsel, Latham & Watkins; Chief Judge, New York State Unified Court System:

Welcome to the A2J Summit - Matthew Diller, Dean of Fordham Law School

Landscape Snapshots of the A2J Movement - David Udell, Director, National Center for Access to Justice (moderator), with Katherine Alteneder, Self Represented Litigation Network; Martha Bergmark, Voices for Civil Justice; Jennifer Ching, North Star Fund; Mark O'Brien, Pro Bono Net; John Pollock, National Coalition for a Civil Right to Counsel; Rebecca Sandefur, American Bar Foundation & University of Illinois; Jim Sandman, Legal Services Corporation; Blake Strode, Arch City Defenders; and, Jo-Ann Wallace, National Legal Aid & Defender Association

The Criminal Justice and Immigrant Rights Movements - David Udell, Director, National Center for Access to Justice (moderator) with Robert Rooks, Vice President, Alliance for Safety & Justice; Co-director, Californians for Safety & Justice; and with Frank Sharry, Founder and Executive Director, America’s Voice and America’s Voice Education Fund

Discussion - Lauren Sudeall, Founding Director, Center for Access to Justice, Georgia State University, College of Law (facilitator)

Reflections - Matthew Diller, Dean of Fordham Law School

 

A2J Summit Collection, New Writings on the Access to Justice Movement: 

Building the Access to Justice Movement
David Udell

A Perspective from the Judiciary on Access to Justice
Jonathan Lippman

"What Do We Want!"?
Rebecca L. Sandefur

Striking a Match, Not a Pose, for Access to Justice
Gillian K. Hadfield

Access to Legal Help is a Human Service
Jo-Ann Wallace

Don't Go It Alone
Ariel Simon and Sandra Ambrozy

Self-Representation is Becoming the Norm and Driving Reform
Katherine Alteneder

Integrating the Access to Justice Movement
Lauren Sudeall

Building a Movement: The Lessons of Fines and Fees
Lisa Foster

A National Movement for Access to Justice Must Be Holistic
Justine Olderman and Runa Rajagopal

The Legal Empowerment Movement and its Implications
Peter Chapman

A Few Interventions and Offerings from Five Movement Lawyers to the Access to Justice Movement
Jennifer Ching, Thomas B. Harvey, Meena Jagannath, Purvi Shah, and Blake Strode

The Role of Data in Organizing an Access to Justice Movement
James Gamble and Amy Widman

All Rise for Civil Justice
Martha Bergmark

 


“Enabling Domestic Violence Survivors to Protect Themselves: Implications of the Access to Justice, Legal Empowerment, Rule of Law & Pro Bono Movements”

July 17, 2017

A discussion with

Akhila Kolisetty
Staff Attorney, Family Law Project
Brooklyn Family Justice Center, Sanctuary for Families

Endy Moraes
Fellow, Institute on Religion, Law & Lawyer’s Work
Fordham Law

Julieta Marrota
Deputy Program Director / Researcher, Maastricht University (Netherlands)
Visiting Scholar, National Center for Access to Justice at Fordham Law

Sonya Passi
Founder & CEO, FreeFrom

moderated by

David Udell
Executive Director, National Center for Access to Justice



“Unifying Global and U.S. Access to Justice Movements: The Judicial Perspective”

March 21, 2017

A discussion with

Jonathan Lippman
Of Counsel, Latham & Watkins LLP
New York State Chief Judge (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

moderated by

David Udell
Executive Director, National Center for Access to Justice



“Where the Civil and Criminal Justice Systems Meet: Next Steps in the Access to Justice Revolution”

October 19, 2016

A discussion with

Jonathan Lippman
Of Counsel, Latham & Watkins LLP
New York State Chief Judge (2009–2015)

Nathan L. Hecht
Chief Justice, Supreme Court of Texas

Jorge Labarga
Chief Justice, Florida Supreme Court

Stuart Rabner
Chief Justice, New Jersey Supreme Court

Jo-Ann Wallace
President and CEO, National Legal Aid & Defender Association

moderated by

David Udell
Executive Director, National Center for Access to Justice