On July 23, 2018, the National Science Foundation (NSF) announced a new award to promote AtJ scholarship, naming Rebecca Sandefur principal investigator, and Alyx Mark & David Udell co-principal investigators.
At the National Center for Access to Justice (NCAJ) we are excited about the NSF project and eager to begin working on it. The focus of the effort will be on growing the field of AtJ scholarship and building an agenda for AtJ research by identifying scholars doing pertinent work in diverse fields, and by bringing the scholars together for a intensive workshop in June 2019. NSF explains:
This project will consist of a census-style survey of academic disciplines engaged in access to justice scholarship and an intensive workshop. It is designed to build a research field and an evidence base by identifying emerging access to justice researchers, coordinating collaboration across academic disciplines, and producing a research agenda and original scholarship to give access to justice research the vigor and definition of a field.
For the full abstract introducing the project, see the NSF’s announcement.
The National Center for Access to Justice at Fordham Law School