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LAW 1026: Access to Justice in Civil Matters
Spring 2018 • Section 51 • CRN 27482

Course Description

This seminar will explore the extent to which the American legal system provides access to civil justice for people of low and moderate means. It considers traditional models of legal practice and their availability to people of low and middle incomes; innovative forms of legal assistance; and special barriers experienced by specific groups, such as non-English speakers. The focus will be on justice gaps and on current efforts and proposals for addressing them. Particular attention will be paid to statutes, regulations, and court decisions that, in one way or another, shape or help to ameliorate access to justice gaps.


Day/Time Location
M 5:30-7:20 PM Barrack 207

Course Details

  • Len Rieser
Credit Hours

3 Credits



Course Type
  • Writing
Course Modality


Fulfills J.D. Requirement
  • Writing Serial

Registration Info


You must have completed the following courses before enrolling in this course:

  • LAW 0404 (Constitutional Law)

Book List/Materials