National Meeting of State Access to Justice Commission Chairs

David Udell

David Udell is the founder and executive director of the National Center for Access to Justice (NCAJ),, a nonprofit organization housed within Fordham Law School that relies on research and data to increase justice. David guides NCAJ’s initiatives, including the Justice Index,, which promotes reform by ranking states on their degree of adoption of selected best polices for access to justice; the A2J Summit Collection, in which NCAJ has gathered and published articles by leading reformers on goals of the civil justice reform movement; and the National Science Foundation workshop in which David is helping to bring social scientists together from across disciplines to grow the emerging field of research on access to justice. David also a co-director of the school-wide A2J Initiative at Fordham Law School. David previously served as the founder and executive director of the Justice Program of the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU Law School, senior attorney at Legal Services for the Elderly (NYC), and managing attorney at Mobilization for Justice (NYC). David is a graduate of NYU Law School.