The Yale Law Journal

Jeanne Charn


Celebrating the “Null” Finding: Evidence-Based Strategies for Improving Access to Legal Services

Jeanne Charn

122 Yale L.J. 2206 (2013).

Recent empirical studies tested whether litigants with access to lawyers fared better than litigants with access only to advice or limited assistance. Two of the three studies produced null findings—the litigants with access to lawyers, the treatment group, fared no better …


Service Delivery, Resource Allocation, and Access to Justice: Greiner and Pattanayak and the Research Imperative

Jeffrey Selbin, Jeanne Charn, Anthony Alfieri & Stephen Wizner


How should we deliver legal services to low-income clients in need?
How should we allocate scarce legal resources among deserving clients?
How can we increase access to justice more generally?

As legal services lawyers and clinical law professors who have spent the bulk of our careers i…