University of Denver

Professor Singer Urges Courts, Researchers to Share Raw Data on Civil Justice Reform Efforts

Senior Director

IAALS alum and panelist at IAALS’ Third Civil Justice Reform Summit Professor Jordan Singer, of New England LawBoston, recently shared his reactions to the Summit at PrawfsBlawg. In addition to putting the Summit into context and providing a summary of the different state and federal pilot projects around the country, Professor Singer also urges courts and researchers to share raw data on reform efforts. Proposals include a clearinghouse where raw data can be posted and the removal of barriers to accessing court data, such as a national fee waiver for PACER research. Professor Singer concludes, “Time will tell whether the widespread sharing of data becomes commonplace, but it seems to me an indispensable tool for thoughtful reform.”