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11/12/2010 to 11/13/2010
When: November 12-13, 2010
8 am to 5 pm
Where: UDC Windows Room
4200 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, District of Columbia  20008
United States
Contact: Karen Forman

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4th Annual Bellow Scholars Workshop November 12 - 13, 2010

University of the District of Columbia

David A. Clarke School of Law

Merging Access-to-Justice Work and
Empirical Research


University of the District of Columbia

David A. Clarke School of Law

4200 Connecticut Ave., NW

Building 39, Room 205

Washington, DC 20008

November 12-13, 2010


Friday, November 12, 2010

10:00 | Registration

10:30 | Welcome

10:45 | Plenary I

   The Macro View: Using Research to Inform Legal Services System Design

   Rebecca Sandefur, Moderator

   Senior Research Social Scientist, American Bar Foundation

   Scott Barclay

   Program Director, Law and Social Science, National Science Foundation

   Daniel Olmos

   Senior Counsel, Access to Justice Initiative, US Department of Justice

   Pascoe Pleasance

   Professor of Empirical Legal Studies, Faculty of Laws, University College London

12:15 | Working Lunch

1:15   | Asset-Based Community Development and Systems Change 

   A Conversation with John McKnight, Peter Block and Edgar Cahn

2:15   | Bellow Scholars Symposium

   Sponsored by University of the District of Columbia Law Review

4:15 | Small Group Meetings

5:30 | Adjournment


Saturday, November 13, 2010

8:15 | Breakfast

9:00 | Plenary II 

   The Micro View: Research in Aid of Law Reform and Systems Change

   Carroll Seron

   Professor of Criminology, Law & Society, and Sociology, UC Irvine

   Corey Shdaimah

   Assistant Professor, University of Maryland School of Social Work 

11:00 | Small Group Meetings

12:30 | Lunch

1:30 | Adjournment


Registration Deadline
Friday, October 29, 2010

Register Online


• Experienced clinicians interested in conducting empirical research on access-to-justice projects

• New clinicians (particularly clinical fellows and LL.M. candidates) interested in making empirical research part of their research and scholarly agendas

• Clinicians of any experience level who are interested in applying to be designated as Bellow Scholars


In advance of the workshop, each participant must submit a two-paragraph Problem and Project Statement ("P&P”) — a description of a social justice/ lawyering problem and a proposed research project related to the problem. A compilation of the P&Ps will be distributed at registration and each participant’s P&P will be discussed in one of the small group meetings. The P&P can be in fledgling form, but is a requirement to attend the workshop. Please submit your P&P in a Word document to by Monday, November 1.


Hotel Reservations

Official cut-off dates for these rates have passed. Participants are advised to call or email the hotels, identify themselves with this event, and request the rates below.

Washington Marriott Wardman Park (short subway ride) 2660 Woodley Road, N.W. Washington, DC 20008 $149 plus 14.5% tax Contact Marriott Reservations (800) 228-9290 or (202) 328-2000

Days Inn Connecticut Avenue (two blocks from law school) 4400 Connecticut Avenue, N.W. Washington, DC 20008 $99 plus 14.5% tax (plus $1.59 fee) Contact Patti Bernazzani (202) 244-5600 x7251

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