Rebecca L. Sandefur

American Bar Foundation

Faculty Fellow

750 N. Lake Shore Drive

Chicago, IL 60611

United States

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Department of Sociology

Associate Professor of Sociology and Law

702 South Wright Street

Urbana, IL 61801

United States

University of Illinois College of Law

Associate Professor of Sociology and Law

504 E. Pennsylvania Avenue

Champaign, IL 61820

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Scholarly Papers (20)

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The Clinic Effect

Clinical Law Review, Vol. 16, p. 57, 2009, NYLS Clinical Research Institute Paper No. 09/10 #8, UC Berkeley Public Law Research Paper No. 1498844
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 09 Nov 2009 Last Revised: 13 Dec 2012
Rebecca L. Sandefur and Jeffrey Selbin
American Bar Foundation and University of California, Berkeley - School of Law
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Clinical legal education, pro bono, civic participation, public service

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Access to Civil Justice and Race, Class, and Gender Inequality

Annual Review of Sociology, Vol. 34, August 2008
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 06 Jun 2008 Last Revised: 01 May 2015
Rebecca L. Sandefur
American Bar Foundation
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law, institutions, alternate dispute resolution, lawyers, procedural justice

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Improving the Lives of Individuals in Financial Distress Using a Randomized Control Trial: A Research and Clinical Approach

Georgetown Journal on Poverty Law & Policy, Vol. 20, N. 3 (Spring 2013)
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 08 Feb 2013 Last Revised: 06 Nov 2013
Dalié Jiménez, D. James Greiner, Lois R. Lupica and Rebecca L. Sandefur
University of Connecticut School of Law, Harvard University - Center on the Legal Profession, University of Maine School of Law and American Bar Foundation
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randomized control trial, RCT, debt collection, debt buyers, consumer law, bankruptcy, financial counseling, credit counseling, financial education, pro se, self-represented litigants, pro se materials, access to justice, empirical research, empirical methodology, clinical instruction

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The Importance of Doing Nothing: Everyday Problems and Responses of Inaction

TRANSFORMING LIVES: LAW AND SOCIAL PROCESS, Pascoe Pleasence, Alexy Buck, Nigel Balmer, eds., Stationery Office Books, 2007
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 04 May 2010
Rebecca L. Sandefur
American Bar Foundation
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civil justice, access to justice, social class, income, legal services

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Beyond the Numbers: What We Know — and Should Know — About American Pro Bono

7 Harvard Law & Policy Review 83 (2013), UCLA School of Law Research Paper No. 13-06
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 28 Mar 2013
Scott L. Cummings and Rebecca L. Sandefur
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Law and American Bar Foundation
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legal aid access, public interest law, private sector, legal services

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The Fulcrum Point of Equal Access to Justice: Legal and Non-Legal Institutions of Remedy

Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review, Vol. 42, pp. 949-978, Summer 2009
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 02 May 2010
Rebecca L. Sandefur
American Bar Foundation
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Access To Justice, Legal Services, Inequality, Social Class

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Access to Justice: Classical Approaches and New Directions

ACCESS TO JUSTICE: SOCIOLOGY OF CRIME, LAW, AND DEVIANCE, Vol. 12, Rebecca L. Sandefur, ed., Emerald/JAI Press, April 2009
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 04 May 2010
Rebecca L. Sandefur
American Bar Foundation
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access to justice, race, juries, civil justice, legal profession, tort reform

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The Impact of Counsel: An Analysis of Empirical Evidence

Seattle Journal for Social Justice, Vol. 9, No. 1, pp. 51-96, 2010
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 12 Oct 2011
Rebecca L. Sandefur
American Bar Foundation
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lawyers, access to justice, right to counsel, legal aid, civil justice

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Expanding the Empirical Study of Access to Justice

Wisconsin Law Review, Forthcoming, UC Berkeley Public Law Research Paper No. 2282498
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 22 Jun 2013
Catherine Albiston and Rebecca L. Sandefur
University of California, Berkeley - School of Law and American Bar Foundation
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Access to Justice, Civil Justice, Empirical Research, Sociolegal Studies

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Access Across America: First Report of the Civil Justice Infrastructure Mapping Project

Number of pages: 164 Posted: 21 Nov 2011
Rebecca L. Sandefur and Aaron Smyth
American Bar Foundation and American Bar Foundation
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Access to Justice, Legal Services, Legal Aid, Lawyers, Poverty, Disability, Veterans

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Accessing Justice in the Contemporary USA: Findings from the Community Needs and Services Study

Number of pages: 17 Posted: 10 Aug 2014
Rebecca L. Sandefur
American Bar Foundation
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Access to Justice, Civil Justice

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Lawyers' Pro Bono Service and American-Style Civil Legal Assistance

Law and Society Review, Vol. 41, No. 1, pp. 79-112, March 2007
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 02 May 2010
Rebecca L. Sandefur
American Bar Foundation
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Pro Bono, Legal Aid, Legal Services, Access to Justice, Lawyers

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Bridging the Gap: Rethinking Outreach for Greater Access to Justice

University of Arkansas at Little Rock Law Review, Vol. 37, No. 4, p. 721-40, 2015
Posted: 19 Apr 2017
Rebecca L. Sandefur
American Bar Foundation

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Legal Needs, Civil Justice, Legal Profession

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Elements of Professional Expertise: Understanding Relational and Substantive Expertise through Lawyers' Impact

American Sociological Review, Vol. 80(5), p. 909-933, 2015
Posted: 19 Apr 2017
Rebecca L. Sandefur
American Bar Foundation

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Lawyers, Professions, Expertise, Access to Justice, Courts

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Designing the Competition: A Future of Roles beyond Lawyers? The Case of the USA

Hastings Law Journal, Vol. 67, p. 1467-1492, June 2016
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 11 Apr 2017
Rebecca L. Sandefur and Thomas M Clarke
American Bar Foundation and National Center for State Courts
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Preliminary Evaluation of the Washington State Limited License Legal Technician Program

Number of pages: 16 Posted: 11 Apr 2017
Thomas M Clarke and Rebecca L. Sandefur
National Center for State Courts and American Bar Foundation
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What We Know and Need to Know about the Legal Needs of the Public

South Carolina Law Review, Vol. 67, p. 443-460, 2016
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 11 Apr 2017
Rebecca L. Sandefur
American Bar Foundation
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Roles beyond Lawyers: Summary, Recommendations and Research Report of an Evaluation of the New York City Court Navigators Program and Its Three Pilot Projects

Number of pages: 57 Posted: 11 Apr 2017
Rebecca L. Sandefur and Thomas M Clarke
American Bar Foundation and National Center for State Courts
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Money Isn't Everything: Understanding Moderate Income Households' Use of Lawyers' Services

Rebecca L. Sandefur. 2012. “Money Isn’t Everything: Understanding Moderate Income Households’ Use of Lawyers’ Services.” In Middle Income Access to Justice, edited by Anthony Duggan, Lorne Sossin and Michael Trebilcock. Toronto, ON: University of Toronto Press.,
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 11 Apr 2017
Rebecca L. Sandefur
American Bar Foundation
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Apples and Oranges: An International Comparison of the Public's Experience of Justiciable Problems and the Methodological Issues Affecting Comparative Study

Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, Vol. 13, Issue 1, pp. 50-93, 2016
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 09 Feb 2016
Pascoe Pleasence, Nigel J. Balmer and Rebecca L. Sandefur
Legal Services Research Centre, University College London and American Bar Foundation
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Commentary on Carroll Seron's Presidential Address: Embrace Disciplinarity and Talk across It

Law and Society Review, Vol. 50(1), p. 34-39, 2016
Posted: 19 Apr 2017
Rebecca L. Sandefur
American Bar Foundation

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