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[…]
We hope that all of our U.S. readers enjoyed a break over Thanksgiving. As we mark the beginning of December, we’re thrilled to introduce you to two new staff members who joined us this fall. Our new Associate Director of Research Innovations, April Faith-Slaker, joins us after serving in a variety of access to justice Read more about Welcome to the Lab’s newest members![…]
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[…]
We’ve reached the final installment in our Top 10 A2J Research Priorities series. While this is the last of the videos, it’s just the beginning of our work on these topics. This week’s segment features Faculty Director Jim Greiner on Ex Ante Law for Human Beings.
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[…]
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[…]
We’re happy to share two great articles from the past week that feature the work of the Lab. The first, “The Justice Gap: America’s unfulfilled promise of ‘equal justice under law’” by Lincoln Caplan, is a longform piece in Harvard Magazine that puts the Lab’s studies of self-help materials in the context of the larger Read more about In the News[…]