The Civil Justice Research
Initiative explores, through interdisciplinary, academically-based
and independent research, how the civil justice system can be made
more available to everyone seeking relief.

94

Rank of the united States among 113 countries in “accessibility and affordability of civil justice.”

100Million+

Number of people in the United States living with civil justice problems, many involving basic human needs like housing, health care and custody of their children.

86

The percent of the civil legal problems reported by low income Americans for which they received inadequate or no legal help.

CIVIL JUSTICE NEWS

5.1B People Lack Access to Justice, Landmark Report Finds

For the first time ever, a collection of world leaders and justice advocates have quantified the challenge facing the United Nations’ stated goal of ensuring equal access to justice for all by the year 2030.

EVENTS

Berkeley Boost | CIVIL REMEDIES FOR POLICE BRUTALITY | 6/12 10AM PT

As part of an ongoing 30-minute series, the CJRI is hosting a webinar on civil legal issues during COVID-19. Our second webinar is on Civil Remedies for Police Brutality featuring human rights lawyer Paul Hoffman and policing scholar Jeannine Bell. 6/12 10AM PT.

Click here to register for the event.

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CIVIL JUSTICE RESEARCH

Rights and Retrenchment

The Civil Justice Research Initiative recently published a whitepaper on Rights and Retrenchment authored by Stephen B. Burbank and Sean Farhang. Read the paper here >