National Center for Access to Justice

Amy Widman

Contact:  (212) 636-7086, awidman@fordham.edu

Amy Widman, Deputy Director of the National Center for Access to Justice at Fordham Law School, helps guide NCAJ’s initiatives to expand access to justice for vulnerable people, including the Civil Legal Aid Outcomes Data Project, the Attorneys General Research Project, and the Justice Index. Amy is also an associate professor at Northern Illinois University College of Law, from which she is on leave in 2017-18. Amy previously served as a Research Fellow at the Center for Environmental and Land Use Law at New York University Law School and as the Legal Director at the Center for Justice & Democracy at New York Law School. Amy’s scholarship has appeared in the Harvard Journal on Legislation, the Cardozo Law Review, the Florida Law Review, the NYU Annual Survey of American Law, the Yale Law and Policy Review, the Journal of Law and Policy, and in other legal and peer review journals, congressional testimony, and court documents. Amy clerked for Magistrate Judge Theodore H. Katz of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. She is a graduate of New York University Law School (JD) and Northwestern University (BA).