Nicole Aylwin

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BA, MA, PhD candidate (York)

Nicole Aylwin is the Assistant Director of the Winkler Institute for Dispute Resolution, Assistant Director of Research at Osgoode Hall Law School and a Research Fellow at the Canadian Forum on Civil Justice. As a passionate advocate for access to justice she has led several local and national research projects that examine the cost, affordability and the effectiveness of the civil justice system in Canada. Ms. Aylwin is a co-editor of the Journal for Arbitration and Mediation and she frequently speaks and writes on the topics of innovation and creative problem solving, technology and access to justice. She is also an adjunct professor at Osgoode Hall Law School, where she teaches courses on access to justice, legal services design and legal technology. Ms. Aylwin’s current research explores how design thinking may be used to address complex or “wicked” problems in the justice system.