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Access to Justice Teach-In

May 11, 2019 |
Washington, D.C.
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Rebecca Sandefur, Kenneth Frazier, Martha Minow, and David Rubenstein speak about issues related to access to justice at a "teach-in" held at Politics & Prose bookstore in Washington, D.C.

In conjunction with the winter 2019 issue of Dædalus, Politics & Prose hosted a discussion on issues surrounding access to justice. Speaking on the national crisis in civil legal services facing poor and low-income Americans were David M. Rubenstein, co-founder and co-executive chair of the Carlyle Group and chair of the Boards for the Council on Foreign Relations and the Smithsonian Institution; Rebecca L. Sandefur, associate professor of sociology and associate professor of law at Urbana-Champaign and faculty fellow at the American Bar foundation, where she founded and leads the Foundation’s Access to Justice research initiative; Kenneth C. Frazier, chairman and CEO of Merck, co-chair of the Legal Services Corporation’s Leaders Council, and former partner with the law firm Drinker, Biddle and Reath; and Martha Minow, dean of Harvard Law School from 2009 to 2017 and currently 300th Anniversary University Professor at Harvard.

Founded by Carla Cohen and Barbara Meade in 1984, Politics and Prose Bookstore is Washington, D.C.'s premier independent bookstore and cultural hub, a gathering place for people interested in reading and discussing books.