Sessions Information

  • January 3, 2018
    1:30 pm - 3:15 pm
    Session Type: Section Programs
    Session Capacity: N/A
    Hotel: N/A
    Room: Pacific Ballroom Salon 19
    Floor: North Tower/Ground Level

    Although improving access to justice has become a priority for members of the legal community, the focus has largely been on the impact that economic disparity has on the justice gap. To truly address this pressing issue, the conversation must expand to address marginalized groups and the systems that facilitate and encourage their marginalization in the legal system. This panel will examine how issues of race and ethnicity impact access to civil and criminal justice, how the intersection of race and poverty impact the justice gap, and how defeating substantive and procedural hurdles that impede justice requires meaningful and creative solutions. The panel will discuss various concrete examples of substantive and procedural hurdles that deny marginalized minority groups access to justice, including barriers to class actions, procedural rules on notice, implicit bias, prosecutorial discretion, and defunding of legal aid. This panel will encourage the development of new or alternative theories to address the substantive and procedural hurdles that marginalized minority groups have dealt with for decades.

Session Speakers
Organization: New York Law School

Organization: West Virginia University College of Law

Organization: University of Wisconsin Law School

Organization: University of Cincinnati College of Law

Session Fees
  • [3130] Minority Groups - Structural and Procedural Hurdles to Justice Affecting Minorities: $0.00