A2J/A2K: ACCESS TO JUSTICE, ACCESS TO KNOWLEDGE, AND ECONOMIC INEQUALITIES IN OPEN COURTS AND ARBITRATIONS

Judith Resnik, Yale Law School

Abstract

The topic of this symposium, Secrecy, suggests a focus on affirmative decisions shutting out the public by sealing records and closing courtrooms. My interest, in contrast, is in a broader set of processes that makes dispute resolution inaccessible and, in that sense, secret. My focus is on the problem of institutional privatization, as contrasted with questions of individuals' personal privacy.