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Research: contemporary evidence and information

The Law and Justice Foundation of NSW has two core research programs:
  • Access to Justice and Legal Needs — this program identifies legal and access to justice needs, particularly of disadvantaged people in NSW... read more
  • What Works — this program identifies, through research, evaluation and consultation, what is effective in meeting legal and access to justice needs... read more

Research strategy

Our strategy is to conduct rigorous, independent research which can inform policy development.

Our focus is on access to justice needs, in particular those of socially and economically disadvantaged people in NSW.

Our research projects are characterised by an empirical approach, in which documented and transparent socio-legal methodologies are applied.


For enquiries about research, please email

Community legal education (CLE) has been conducted in NSW for the last 30 years but CLE programs and strategies vary widely. So what do we know about the effectiveness of CLE? Researchers Ania Wilczynski, Maria Karras and Suzie Forell report on a systematic review in this new paper in the the Justice Issues series.