Kathryne Young

Associate Professor of Law, George Washington University

Young will investigate common civil justice problems such as landlord-tenant disputes and consumer debt from the perspective of everyday people.  Better understanding their “legal consciousness”—attitudes, beliefs, and understandings about law—will facilitate design of justice solutions that meet people where they are. Her mixed-methods research will draw on survey data from over 3600 U.S. adults as well as longitudinal interviews with over 100 people going through civil justice problems.  


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