Innovation for Justice faculty and program leadership bring a diverse set of skills and experience

Stacy Butler

Professor of Practice; Director, Innovation for Justice Program

Stacy Butler is the Director of the Innovation for Justice Program (i4J) and has two decades of experience in community advocacy and expanding the reach of civil legal services for under-represented populations. Her research focuses on the application of human-centered design and innovation to social justice issues including eviction, debt collection, domestic violence, regulatory reform, and online dispute resolution.

Sarah Mauet

UX4Justice Director & Professor of Practice

As the UX4Justice Director and a Professor of Practice for Innovation for Justice (i4J), Sarah Mauet designs and teaches UX4Justice courses that empower students to apply design thinking, systems thinking, and user experience (UX) research and design methodologies to court technologies to reimagine how they can improve access to justice for real people. Sarah is a UX researcher and strategist with nearly 20 years of experience in website design and development, multimedia communications, and higher education instruction and administration.


Mackenzie Pish

Lab Manager, Innovation for Justice

Mackenzie Pish, J.D., is the i4J Lab Manager and is active in advancing i4J research, writing, and program development. She co-teaches Innovating Legal Services courses, which leverage regulatory reform of the legal profession to create new service pathways to legal empowerment for under-represented populations.

Gabriela Elizondo-Craig

Post-Graduate Fellow

Gabriela Elizondo-Craig is the Post-Graduate Fellow at Innovation for Justice (i4J). Gabriela holds a B.S., Public Health, summa cum laude, and a J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of Arizona. Gabriela’s interest is in the intersection between the law and public health. In particular, she is interested in the ways in which interdisciplinary research can be used to improve the law and access to justice to have positive impacts on human health.

Jessica D. Findley

Research Scholar & i4J Licensed Legal Advocate Pilot Project Manager

Jessica D. Findley, J.D., Ph.D, grew up in Dallas, Texas. She attended the University of Texas at Austin, earning her BA in psychology. Jessica then attended the University of Arizona where she earned both her law degree and PhD in psychology. After graduating, Jessica gained experience in juvenile and dependency law by clerking for the Hon. Christopher P. Staring at Pima County Juvenile Court. Jessica continued to serve the court and community as mediator. Jessica is currently a Research Scholar at the University of Arizona College of Law.

Hon. Karen S. Adam

Part-time Professor of Practice; Curriculum Specialist for the Innovation for Justice (i4J) Program; Pima county Superior Court Judge (Ret.)

Judge Adam retired from the bench in November 2015 after 34 years of service as a Tucson City Court Magistrate, a Superior Court Commissioner, and a Superior Court Judge. She was the presiding judge of Pima County Juvenile Court from 2011-14.

Christopher L. Griffin, Jr.

Director of Empirical & Policy Research

Christopher L. Griffin, Jr., is the Director of Empirical & Policy Research at the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law, where he teaches Civil Procedure, Remedies, and Empirical Methods in the Law. Professor Griffin’s scholarship evaluates novel, practical ideas for enhancing access to justice. He and his colleagues primarily use randomized control trials to test the causal effects of innovative approaches to narrowing the justice gap.

Cas Laskowski

Technology & Empirical Services Librarian

Casandra (Cas) Laskowski (re-)joined the Daniel F. Cracchiolo Law Library at the University of Arizona on March 1, 2021 as the Technology & Empirical Services Librarian.  Cas comes from the Goodson Law Library at Duke University School of Law where she has been the Technology and Research Services Librarian and Lecturing Fellow since December 2016.  Her areas of interest and expertise include ethical implications of artificial intelligence, privacy, censorship, A2J, and the intersection of national security and individual liberty.