International Access to Justice Forum 2024 Call for Proposals

International Access to Justice Forum 2024

October 23-25, 2024
Hosted by Osgoode Hall Law School, York University,
Toronto, Canada
Registration coming soon!

Submit a proposal by May 31, 2024

Osgoode Hall Law School of York University is pleased to announce that the 2024 International Access to Justice Forum (IA2J Forum) will take place at Osgoode Professional Development, in downtown Toronto, Canada, from October 23-25, 2024.

For those interested in presenting at the conference, the submission portal is now open for proposals. Please note that all presenters must plan to attend the conference in person.

We invite presentations from scholars; researchers; legal practitioners; court, tribunal, and dispute resolution staff; and other legal service providers from around the world on a range of topics relating to access to civil justice. Topics of particular interest include the following:

  • New data or empirical analysis regarding the prevalence of civil legal problems, perceptions or understandings of legal matters, or behavior taken in response to justiciable events;
  • Legal professional regulatory reform, alternative legal service providers, and innovative legal service partnerships;
  • The role of legal technology in enhancing access to justice;
  • Access to justice in the face of climate change, global conflict, and economic change;
  • Interventions and approaches to enhance equality in access to civil justice for underserved groups;
  • Research regarding the outcomes and impacts of legal services, or the return on investment regarding the delivery of legal services; and
  • The place of access to justice in legal education.

Those interested in presenting should submit a brief abstract (no more than 3,000 characters) that clearly identifies the proposed topic and summarizes key findings or lessons. Submissions will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Deadline for Submissions: May 31, 2024 (11:59 pm ET)

Conference Co-Chairs:
Dean Trevor Farrow, Professor Suzanne Chiodo, and Professor Patricia McMahon,
Osgoode Hall Law School, York University.

Questions may be directed to:
Erika Robinson (, Research Events & Communications Coordinator, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University.

The views expressed in these blogs do not necessarily reflect the views of the Faculty of Law at the University of Manitoba and should not be construed as legal advice or endorsement.

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