May 25, 2016


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.

Introduction to Randomized Evaluation

What exactly is a randomized evaluation? How does one work? 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.
Learn more about randomized evaluation

Short Course on RCTs

The A2J 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.
Learn more about the short course

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.
Learn more about the project

Prior RCTs in Law

The knowledge base of randomized evaluation in law continues to grow. The A2J Lab has compiled a bibliography of existing research and created summaries of those publications.
Explore the full set of citations

Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to the questions we hear the most.