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Awards

The Center for Access to Justice and Technology and the Director, Professor Ron Staudt, have been honored for their innovative works that makes the legal system more accessible to low-income individuals.

  • Future Ed: New Business Models for U.S. and Global Legal Education: The "Apps for Justice: Learning Law by Creating Software" ("A4J") project proposing new clinical courses in which students create software applications, was created during the year-long "Future Ed" contest co-sponsored by New York Law School and Harvard Law School. Contestants were challenged to develop "operational alternatives to the traditional law school business model and to identify concrete steps for the implementation of new designs." As the contest's top vote receiver, Professor Staudt and his team received $10,520,000 in "fictional funding" for their idea. 
  • 2008 Louis M. Brown Award for Legal Access: The Louis M. Brown Award for Legal Access honors programs and projects dedicated to matching the unmet legal needs of the middle class and those of moderate incomes with lawyers who provide affordable legal information, services, and representation.
  • 2006 Howard Heflin Award: This award is given in recognition of an innovative State Justice Institute supported project that has a likelihood of significantly improving the quality of justice in state courts across the nation.