Jim Greiner (Harvard), a leader in crafting randomized control trials, has secured a foundation grant to initiate a start-up effort that he's calling the "Access To Justice Lab." Jim is now at the stage where's he's looking to hire 2.5 FTEs, described below.
"The Access to Justice Lab is a startup effort, initially supported by the Laura and John Arnold Foundation with sufficient funds for three years, headed by Jim Greiner at Harvard Law School. The Lab will produce randomized control trials (“RCTs”) directly involving courts and lawyers, particularly in the areas of access to justice and court administration (including agency adjudication). It will also combat the legal profession’s current hostility to RCTs through short courses, publications, presentations, and other methods. The Lab is hiring a Research Director, a Research Associate (Field), and a half-time Research Associate (Data). Lab personnel will be trained to, and expected to, produce their own interventions and RCTs. After sufficient time, Lab personal will be invited to create their own self-sustaining research agendas at other institutions (including legal academia)."
Those interested should contact Jim Greiner at: jgreiner(at)law.harvard.edu, directly, for further information.