Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
Professor Ronald W. Staudt

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This web page is a work in progress that will be used to support the Access to Justice & Technology Seminar taught by Professor Ronald W. Staudt. New material and changes to assignments as well as the outlines that I use in class will be posted here.

Studies repeatedly demonstrate that 80% of the legal needs of the poor in the United States remains unmet, despite existing federal, state, and volunteer programs that provide some civil legal services to low income people. The seminar will explore the parallel problems of lack of access to legal services by low income people, on the one hand, and the flood of under represented litigants appearing before state and federal courts on the other. Barriers to access to the justice system will be examined and various solutions explored with special emphasis on the potential of the Internet and related technologies to improve access to justice. The seminar will be both experiential and experimental. You will visit courts and legal services offices to observe our current justice system in action. You will also be encouraged to write papers that explore innovative approaches to increasing access to justice.

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Supplemental Links

Access to Justice Illinois Legal Aid Online


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