Results of our Reddit AMA

We were thrilled to join our friends at r/legaladvice for a recent AMA (Ask Me Anything) session. The legaladvice subreddit usually takes questions about specific legal issues and crowdsources answers. Our entire research team joined the Reddit community for three hours of questions and answers about the Lab’s work and the issues we grapple with Read more about Results of our Reddit AMA[…]

Chris Griffin featured on KPCC’s Air Talk

Earlier this week, A2J Lab Research Director Chris Griffin joined L.A. NPR affiliate KPCC for their Air Talk program. Listen to the audio online to learn more about pretrial risk assessment scores and the Lab’s work evaluating the Public Safety Assessment. The thirteen-minute segment is a great window into the wider conversation about the use Read more about Chris Griffin featured on KPCC’s Air Talk[…]

More information on our Default Part II study in four graphs

We’ve been working on some new data representations for our Problem of Default Part II study, which is now in the field in Boston. This Part II study doesn’t have its own non-intervention control group (meaning, all of the groups we’re evaluating are receiving some sort of intervention). This is because Part I already demonstrated Read more about More information on our Default Part II study in four graphs[…]

RCTs in law: the Shriver studies

As you may remember from a previous post, the A2J Lab is developing an RCT in Providence, Rhode Island to study the effectiveness of triage in summary eviction cases. Part of our interest in studying eviction is that it’s a topic very much on policymakers’ minds. Because housing instability continues to receive a lot of Read more about RCTs in law: the Shriver studies[…]

Why RCTs? Recent study on stents is one example

This past week, we’ve been avidly watching reactions to a new study, published in The Lancet, about the efficacy of using stents to help patients with chest pain. The New York Times ran an article on the study; so did The Atlantic. If you haven’t been following this (potential) bombshell of an RCT, the study Read more about Why RCTs? Recent study on stents is one example[…]

RITES Goes Local

We’re excited to announce a new collaborative venture on the Rhode Island Triage and Eviction Study (“RITES”) team. Five outstanding students at the Roger Williams University School of Law have joined the project to conduct summary eviction court observations and interview unrepresented tenant-defendants who are experiencing the eviction process themselves. These raw data, so to speak, Read more about RITES Goes Local[…]

MA Guardianship Policy Institute Event this December

The Lab’s current Guardianship Service of Process Study is going strong in the field, and we’re not the only ones actively thinking about the topic. On Wednesday, Dec. 6, the Massachusetts Guardianship Policy Institute will facilitate “A National Perspective on Guardianship and Decisional Support,” a day-long conference exploring the state of both areas in several different Read more about MA Guardianship Policy Institute Event this December[…]