Christopher L. Griffin, Jr.

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, Employment Discrimination, and Empirical Methods in the Law. Professor Griffin’s scholarship uses randomized control trials to evaluate procedural and informational methods for increasing access to justice. His studies primarily focus on the civil justice system, including the efficacy of unbundled legal services in housing court, the value of connecting survivors of intimate partner violence to civil legal aid, and the potential promise of non-lawyer models of legal services provision. Professor Griffin is also involved in evaluations of criminal pretrial risk assessments. His work has appeared in both law reviews and peer-reviewed journals. Professor Griffin received the John W. Strong Teaching Award in 2021 and 2022.

He holds a B.S. in International Political Economy, magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, from Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service, where he was a John Carroll Scholar and a Beinecke Scholar; an MPhil in Economics from the University of Oxford, where he was an Albritton Scholar; and a J.D. from Yale Law School, where he was an editor of the Yale Law Journal and Editor-in-Chief of the Yale Law & Policy Review

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  • J.D. Yale Law School
  • MPhil University of Oxford
  • B.S. Georgetown University

Work Experience

  • Director of Empirical & Policy Research
    James E. Rogers College of Law
    2020 - Present
  • Visiting Professor and Research Scholar
    James E. Rogers College of Law
    2018 - 2020
  • Research Director, The Access to Justice Lab
    Harvard Law School
    2016 - 2018
  • Assistant Professor of Law
    William & Mary Law School
    2012 - 2016
  • Visiting Assistant Professor of Law
    Duke Law School
    2010 - 2012
Civil Rights Law
Employment Law
Law and Economics
Legal Design & Access to Justice
Tort Law