A Public Forum on Gun Violence Symposium | UC Berkeley Graduate School of Education | September 28, 2018
The Initiative will facilitate a public discussion on the topic of gun violence, featuring scholars, litigators and activists. The forum will be co-sponsored by the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Education, the UC Berkeley School of Social Welfare, the UC Berkeley School of Public Health and the Berkeley Law Center for Human Rights. Stay tuned for more details…

Ethics in Arbitration Symposium | UC Irvine, School of Law | April 26, 2019
The CJRI will host a symposium on “Ethics in Arbitration” at UC Irvine School of Law. The purpose of the symposium is to draw greater attention to the understudied ethical issues in domestic arbitration.
UC Irvine Chancellor’s Professor of Law Carrie Menkel-Meadow, an internationally recognized expert in arbitration, will deliver the keynote address at the symposium. Other confirmed speakers include Richard Chernick (JAMS), Catherine A. Rogers (Penn State), and Jean Sternlight (UNLV).

Racialized Violence Roundtable | Berkeley Law | June 14, 2019
The Initiative will host a Roundtable on Racialized Violence at Berkeley Law. The Roundtable will focus on access to justice issues in the context of radicalized violence with particular attention to traumatic injuries. Confirmed speakers include Dean Angela Onwuachi-Willig of Boston University School of Law; Dean Mario Barnes, University of Washington School of Law, Osagie Obasagie of the UC Berkeley School of Public Health, and Professor Geoffrey K. Ward of Washington University.

What’s Happening in Federal Court?   |   April 9, 2018
The inaugural symposium of the Civil Justice Research Initiative at Berkeley Law will bring together leading legal scholars and social scientists from around the country to share their research and discuss the legal process in federal courts.   More details >
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What Do We Know About the Civil Justice System?   |   April 28, 2017
A discussion of current obstacles to access to justice and the state of research in the civil justice field. What do we know about the civil justice system? What do we need to know?   More details >