Speaker Bio

April Faith-Slaker is the associate director of research innovations at Harvard Law School’s Access to Justice Lab. In this role, she conducts rigorous empirical research on access to justice issues in the criminal and civil arenas.

Prior to the Lab, April served as the director of the Resource Center for Access to Justice Initiatives at the American Bar Association. At the ABA, she supported the creation and expansion of state access to justice commissions and conducted research on pro bono legal services. Earlier in her career, she served as a program evaluator at Legal Aid of Nebraska, conducted research under a court improvement project at the University of Nebraska’s Center on Children, Families and the Law, and researched the use of the social sciences in the juvenile justice system at Northwestern University. April served as managing editor for the Political and Legal Anthropology Review from 2007-2016.