Law of Law Center

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Law of Law Center leverages the expertise of a wide range of scholars, designers, and field experts invested in studying and developing innovations in U.S. legal services and legal regulation.

The Center is committed to building an evidence base of theoretically-driven scholarship across multiple academic disciplines, as demonstrated by the diversity of the inaugural group of affiliated scholars. The Center also seeks to promote research and programmatic output that is accessible and valuable to policymakers, courts, bar associations, and other stakeholders.

The Center is a joint project of the S.J. Quinney College of Law and the David Eccles School of Business.

Anna E. Carpenter

Professor of Law, Director of Clinical Programs & Director of Justice Lab
S.J. Quinney College of Law, The University of Utah

David DeFranza

Ph.D. student in Marketing
David Eccles School of Business, The University of Utah

Dr. Arul Mishra

Ph.D. student in Marketing
David Eccles School of Business, The University of Utah

Dr. Himanshu Mishra

David Eccles Professor of Marketing
David Eccles School of Business, The University of Utah

Logan Cornett

Director of Research
Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System, University of Denver

Paula Hannaford-Agor

Director of the Center for Jury Studies
National Center for State Courts

Dr. Alyx Mark

Assistant Professor of Government
Wesleyan University
Affiliated Scholar, American Bar Foundation

Dr. Andrea Miller

Senior Court Research Associate
National Center for State Courts

Stacy ButlerStacy Butler

Professor of Practice and Director, Innovation for Justice Program
James E. Rogers College of Law
The University of Arizona

Selected Working Projects

Identifying Characteristics of Sandbox Entities to Predict Customer Satisfaction and Access to Justice using Machine Learning Models
By David DeFranza & Himanshu Mishra

Legal Profession and Legal Services Reform in Utah: A Multi-Year, Mixed-Method Investigation of State Access to Justice Interventions
By Anna E. Carpenter & Dr. Alyx Mark

Unlocking Legal Regulation: An Evaluation of the Outcomes and Impacts of the Utah Sandbox
By Logan Cornett

Process Evaluation of the Utah Regulatory Reform Sandbox: Implications for Consumer Risk, Access to Justice, and Equity
By Paula Hannaford-Agor & Dr. Andrea Miller

Medical Debt Court Diversion Pilot
Community Healthcare Worker Medical Debt Advocate Pilot
By Stacy Butler