Northwestern University

Thu 4:30 PM

Too Much of a Good Thing? Assessing Access to Civil Justice in Russia

When: Thursday, December 6, 2012
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM  

Where: Roberta Buffett Center for International and Comparative Studies, 1902 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public

Contact: Elizabeth Morrissey  

Group: Equality Development and Globalization Studies (EDGS)

Category: Lectures & Meetings


-Kathryn Hendley, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Part of the EDGS Speaker Series on Property Rights, Power, and the Rule of Law

Professor Hendley's research focuses on legal and economic reform in the former Soviet Union. Following in the Wisconsin "law in action" tradition, her research explores how ordinary Russians experience law. Her current project focuses on issues of access to justice in Russia.

She has received the Kellett Mid-Career Award, the Vilas Associate Award, and a Romnes Fellowship. She teaches Contracts, as well as courses related to her interest in Russia, such as Comparative Law, and Russian Law. She holds a joint appointment in the Political Science department, where she regularly teaches Russian Politics, Law, Society and Politics and Comparative Legal Institutions. She has served as a consultant to the U.S. Agency for International Development and the World Bank in their work on legal reform in Russia. Professor Hendley previously served as the Director of the Center for Russia, East Europe and Central Asia, which receives Title VI funding from the U.S. Department of Education.

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