Tanina Rostain

Tanina Rostain is a Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center. Her current scholarly and teaching interests focus on access to the civil justice system and the function of legal technologies developed to bridge the justice gap.  Her research explores the opportunities and limits of digital tools to provide information about and access to the legal system.  Rostain’s work also considers how data science can be used to produce knowledge about legal problems and the efficacy of interventions to address them.  Recently, Professor Rostain launched the Justice Lab at Georgetown, a research center dedicated to studying the various modalities emerging to address unmet legal needs.  The Lab’s initiatives include studies of “low bono” law firms and legal “navigators,” and a national multi-county investigation of different forms of assistance that are provided to self-represented litigants.  Rostain’s research interest in technology and access to the civil legal system dates back to 2012, when she created a course in which student teams work with non-profit legal service providers to build apps that increase access to the legal system.

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