Center for Access to Justice Launches Bridges Program
This spring, the Center for Access to Justice launched a program designed to “bridge” the gap between academics and practitioners working on issues of access to justice. Bridges is an opportunity for professors to share coffee and conversation with an interdisciplinary group comprised of other faculty, graduate students, and practitioners.
Presenters receive feedback on works in progress or proposed research from other scholars and practitioners invited to attend based on expertise.
“The center serves as a hub for those conducting research and doing work to address barriers to meaningful access to the justice system,” said Lauren Sudeall Lucas, faculty director. “Bridges provides a forum for facilitating these conversations to increase the likelihood that scholarly writing will have real-world impact.”