The Access to Justice Lab is building resources for practitioners and scholars who want to integrate rigorous empirical evidence and access to justice initiatives. In addition to our growing number of publications, we also strive to serve as a hub of information and training materials for RCTs in law.
Evaluation Feedback Project
Our Evaluation Feedback Project is an online forum designed to connect researchers and practitioners interested in evaluating intervention tools. To facilitate the sharing of knowledge and expertise in an effort to grow evaluation capacity among our peers, the A2J Lab has partnered with Rachel Perry (Principal, Strategic Data Analytics) and Kelly Shaw-Sutherland (Manager Research and Evaluation, Legal Aid of Nebraska) to launch a project that seeks to match programs that are working to develop evaluation instruments (e.g., client surveys, interview and focus group protocols, etc.) with experts who volunteer to provide feedback on the design of these tools. The volunteers are our own peers from the field who have done work in this arena, as well as a network of trained evaluation experts, many of whom have experience with evaluation in other fields.
Short Course on RCTs
The Lab is piloting a short course on RCTs in law to provide researchers and legal service practitioners with the skills they need to work together.
Randomized evaluation is growing in a variety of social science contexts but is still new to many in law. There are many great resources available to for those interested in exploring the method.