COMPUTING, DATA SCIENCE & ACCESS TO CIVIL JUSTICE

AN NSF WORKSHOP
JUNE 2-4, 2019
GEORGETOWN LAW, 600 New Jersey Ave NW

thank you!

Thank you to all who joined our June 2019 workshop on computing, data science, and access to justice. The workshop brought together researchers and field experts from a number of disciplines to generate a research agenda on the use of computing and data science to map the civil justice system. The second goal was to develop a research agenda that considers how the human-centered design of computing artifacts and interactions can increase access to the civil justice system.

The workshop program, including a list of participants, is available here.

The suggested reading list and slides from the workshop are available below.

We were thrilled by the productive conversations that took place during the workshop. We look forward to continuing those conversation via the Google Group and individually. Many thanks again for taking part!

Tanina Rostain, Georgetown Law

Jon Gould, American University

Ellen Zegura, Georgia Institute of Technology

agenda

Sunday June 2, 2019

  • All Day Arrival in Washington D.C.

  • 3:00 p.m. Check in at The Liaison Hotel, 415 New Jersey Ave NW

  • 5:00-6:00pm Opening Reception, Georgetown Law, 600 New Jersey Ave NW (Hotung Atrium)

    • Welcome

      Alexandra Givens, Executive Director, Georgetown Institute for Tech Law & Policy

      Tanina Rostain, Professor of Law and Faculty Director, Georgetown Justice Lab

  • 6:00 to 8:30pm Dinner

    • 6:30-8:00pm Mini-Plenary I: The Access to Civil Justice Landscape: Legal Problems, State Courts, and Data

      Carlos Manjarrez, LSC

      Erika Rickard, Pew Charitable Trusts

      Rebecca Sandefur, American Bar Foundation, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

      David Udell, Fordham Law School


Monday June 3, 2019

  • 8:30 a.m. Breakfast available, Georgetown Law (Gewirz Building, 12th Floor)

  • 9:00-10:30 a.m. Mini-Plenary II: Administrative Data and Public Policy

    NaLette Brodnax, Georgetown McCourt School of Public Policy

    Sanmay Das, Washington University in St. Louis

    Jon Gould, American University

    John Eric Humphries, Yale University

    Amy O'Hara, Georgetown Massive Data Institute

  • 10:45-12:15 p.m. Mini-Plenary III: AI, NLP, and Texts

    Rebecca Johnson, Dartmouth University

    Brendan O'Connor, University of Massachusetts Amherst

    Paul Ohm, Georgetown University Law Center

    Lisa Singh, Georgetown University

    Rob Voigt, Stanford University

  • 12:15-2:00 p.m. Lunch

    • 12:30-1:30 p.m. Mini-Plenary IV: Data in the Field

      Georges Clement, JustFix.nyc

      David Johnson, Legal Aid Society of Cleveland

      Mark O’Brien, Probono.net

      Matthew Stubenberg, Harvard University

  • 2:00-2:50 p.m. Breakout Session 1

  • 3:00-3:50 p.m. Breakout Session 2

  • 4:00-5:00 p.m. Plenary Discussion (Steps Towards a Research Agenda)

  • 5:00-6:00 p.m. Reception, Hotung Atrium

  • 6:00-7:30 p.m. Dinner (Day 1 Takeaways)


Tuesday, June 4, 2019

  • 8:30 a.m. Breakfast available, Georgetown Law (Gewirz Building 12th Floor)

  • 9:00-10:30 a.m. Mini-Plenary V: Human Centered and Participatory Design

    Evan Barba, Georgetown University

    Lynn Dombrowski, Indiana University-Purdue University

    Margaret Hagan, Stanford University

    Carleen Maitland, Penn State University

    Ellen Zegura, Georgia Institute of Technology

  • 10:45-12:00 p.m. Breakout Session 3

  • 12:00-1:30 p.m. Lunch (Day 2 Takeaways; Next Steps)

Getting Around

The workshop will take place in two locations at Georgetown University Law Center, located at 600 New Jersey Avenue NW.

Sunday’s welcome reception and dinner both evenings will take place in the Hotung Atrium, inside the Hotung International Law Building. Breakfast, lunch and the main workshop activities will take place in the Gewirz Building, on the 12th floor.

If you have any trouble navigating campus, please contact Eduardo Gonzalez at (956) 624-0885.

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travel details

The National Science Foundation is covering guests’ hotel accommodations for 2 nights and reasonable travel costs.

For out of town guests, we have reserved a block of rooms at the Liaison Hotel, located at 415 New Jersey Ave NW, a stone’s throw away from the Law Center. If you have any trouble with the hotel, please contact Eduardo Gonzalez at (956) 624-0885.

To make your flight or train reservation, please contact Travel Leaders Corporate at 1-800-701-5195 (M-F 9-6pm EST). Please advise the agent that you are attending Georgetown NSF A2J WORKSHOP DC June 2-4. You may also send an email to groupstlc@tlcorporate.com. Please put in the subject line, "Georgetown NSF A2J WORKSHOP DC June 2-4." If you have any trouble with your travel arrangements, please follow up directly with Travel Leaders Corporate.

SUGGESTED ReadingS & SLIDES

We have prepared a list of suggested readings for the workshop, available here. The list is intended to be representative, not comprehensive. Within the list, we have identified a small handful of core readings for developing a shared understanding and vocabulary before the workshop. The remainder fall under the category of suggested reading. 

Slides from the workshop’s plenary sessions are available here.

Themes, Participants & RESPONSES TO Questionnaire

A list of the workshop participants, a summary of themes, and participants’ responses to questions asked in preparation for the workshop are all available in the workshop program, available here.

advisory committee 

Katherine Alteneder, Self-Represented Litigation Network

Jonathan Frankle, MIT

Margaret Hagan, Stanford University

Karen Lash, American University

Mark O’Brien, Probono.net

Erika Rickard, Pew Charitable Trusts

Rebecca Sandefur, American Bar Foundation, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

David Udell, Fordham Law School

Questions?

Please direct any questions regarding the program or preparation to Tanina.Rostain@Georgetown.edu

Please direct any questions regarding logistics to Eduardo Gonzalez, Access to Justice Fellow at Georgetown Law, at eg833@georgetown.edu or (956) 624-0885.

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