National Center for Access to Justice

Amy Widman

Contact:  (212) 696-7086,

Amy Widman, Deputy Director, guides the development of the Justice Index and other NCAJ access to justice initiatives. Amy has served most recently as an associate professor at Northern Illinois University College of Law, where her research and teaching interests have focused on consumer protection, the legislative process, and administrative law. She earlier served as Legal Director at the Center for Justice & Democracy, a consumer advocacy group where she led political and legislative campaigns to expand access to civil justice. Amy’s research has been published 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, and the Journal of Law and Policy as well as other legal and peer review journals, congressional testimony, and court documents. Amy is a graduate of New York University Law School (JD) and Northwestern University (B.A.). She clerked for Magistrate Judge Theodore H. Katz of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, and served as a Research Fellow at the Center for Environmental and Land Use Law at New York University. In the 2017/18 academic year, Amy is on leave from her position as associate professor at Northern Illinois University College of Law.