Your browser is unsupported

We recommend using the latest version of IE11, Edge, Chrome, Firefox or Safari.

Professor Claire Raba appointed to American Bar Foundation 2023-24 cohort of Faculty Scholars

The ABF/JPB Foundation Access to Justice Scholars Program is proud to announce the 2023-24 cohort of Faculty Scholars. From diverse backgrounds, each brings expertise to further the program’s core mission: generating impactful research on access to civil justice and translating this research into practice.

Selected by an Advisory Committee from a highly qualified pool of applicants based on their diverse academic backgrounds and project proposals, the six scholars’ projects will produce both discoveries to inform social scientific understandings of access to civil justice and knowledge to inform real-world policy and reduce poverty and inequality in the United States and beyond.

With funding from The JPB Foundation, the ABF supports these Faculty Scholars through mentorship, intellectual community, and funding. Their projects span an array of topics, including Puerto Rico’s Medicaid Program, legal service delivery in indigenous communities in the United States, how consumers engage with the civil legal system, unaccompanied children facing deportation in U.S. immigration courts, legal aid for eviction defense, and racial inequalities in driver’s license suspension.

“America's access to justice crisis is decades old and, sadly, deepening,” said ABF Faculty Fellow and Access to Justice Scholars Program Director Rebecca Sandefur. “I'm thrilled to announce this year's new cohort of Scholars, whose insights and creativity bring new thinking to the program. Their projects engage new kinds of partnerships critical to giving people and communities effective tools to combat poverty and the power to use their own laws as members of our democracy.”

Read the Full Release