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.


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


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.


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


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.


Roundtable on Legal Remedies for Racial Trauma

The all day roundtable featured discussions with leading legal and public health scholars and practitioners on how to devise legal remedies to address injuries from racial trauma. See event photos and program>


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 >