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[…]
This video series describes what we consider to be the top 10 access to justice research priorities. The quick 2-3 minute videos will wake you up and get you excited about the ways that experimentation, research, and (of course) RCTs can improve access to justice. Here’s the latest installment: Alternatives to Litigation.
Yesterday, Research Director Chris Griffin spoke with three other Harvard scholars as part of a HUBweek 2017 panel sponsored by the Berkman Klein Center: Programming the Future of AI: Ethics, Governance, and Justice. The four debated the promises and perils of using computer models and algorithms to guide legal decision-making. The Boston Globe‘s article about the Read more about Law, AI, and Justice[…]
The Financial Distress Research Project hit a milestone this week. Our hardworking staff just randomized case number 100! And this is just the beginning. The study will continue over the next two years to randomize cases and will eventually have over one thousand study participants, generating one of the richest data sets ever used to Read more about Happy 100th, FDRP![…]
The blog has been on a brief hiatus, but we’re back with some great news! The Center on the Legal Profession (of which the Lab is proud to be a part) publishes The Practice, a bi-monthly magazine featuring topics of interest to practitioners. If you’re looking for an engaging read over the weekend, you should Read more about A2J Lab featured in The Practice[…]
As of yesterday, September 5, a new A2J Lab study is in the field at the Edward W. Brooke Courthouse in downtown Boston! Together with our partners at the Boston Court Service Center (“CSC”) and the Volunteer Lawyers Project (“VLP”) of the Boston Bar Association, we are evaluating (via RCT, of course) whether self-help materials can make a difference Read more about The Lab’s New Guardianship Service of Process Study Has Launched![…]