The Access to Justice Lab was founded in July 2016 thanks to the generous support of the Laura and John Arnold Foundation. The Arnold Foundation’s core objective “is to address our nation’s most pressing and persistent challenges using evidence-based, multi-disciplinary approaches.”

The Lab is housed within the Center on the Legal Profession (CLP) at Harvard Law School, which seeks to make a substantial contribution to the modern practice of law by increasing understanding of the structures, norms and dynamics of the global legal profession.