The National Center for Access to Justice

In the United States and around the world, people’s lives are compromised when they do not understand their rights, cannot assert their rights, cannot rely on a neutral and unbiased decision-maker, cannot count on the fair rule of law and cannot enforce the law. Access to justice can often be the difference, enabling people to:  keep a family together, save their homes, secure their physical safety, obtain sufficient food, and maintain their freedom. The National Center for Access to Justice at Fordham Law School is the national academically-affiliated nonprofit organization working to accomplish change that that helps people obtain access to justice.

Our projects in the Justice Index, research on access to justice, and the Access to Justice Initiative at Fordham Law School.

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