Access to Justice
24th Annual F.B. Wickwire Memorial Lecture: Video now available online

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The 24th Annual F.B. Wickwire Memorial Lecture in Professional Responsibility and Legal Ethics took place on Tuesday, March 10 at the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University, co-presented by the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society.

This year’s topic was "Bridging the Gap: Rethinking Outreach for Greater Access to Justice," with Rebecca L. Sandefur, Associate Professor of Sociology and Law, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Faculty Fellow at the American Bar Foundation.

A video of the lecture is now available for viewing online at

Professor Sandefur published Access Across America, the first state-by-state portrait of the services available to assist the U.S. public in accessing civil justice. Released by the American Bar Foundation in 2011, the report was co-authored with University of California-Berkeley PhD student Aaron C Smyth. In her Wickwire Lecture, Prof. Sandefur addressed her new research that examines how people think about and handle their justice problems, and discussed her findings in the context of improvements to service delivery and design.

For more details on the annual lecture series, including videos of past lectures, visit the F.B. Wickwire Memorial Lecture in Professional Responsibility and Legal Ethics page, located in the Public Lectures section of the Schulich School of Law website at