Kelsea Jeon is an MPhil candidate for Socio-Legal Research, under the supervision of Professor Linda Mulcahy and Dr. Florian Grisel. Her project focuses on how nonlawyers in the U.S. and U.K. can make the civil legal justice system more accessible for those unable to afford lawyers. Kelsea's research stems from her experience working as a nonlawyer volunteer in civil courts across New York City, where she guided litigants through the maze of the civil justice system and helped them resolve their legal conflicts.

Prior to joining the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Kelsea graduated with honors (magna cum laude) from Yale University, where she received a Bachelor of Arts in History, concentrating on the U.S. region. Kelsea's historical research explored understandings of access to justice in early America and traced the origins of the conception that access to justice means access to a lawyer.

Kelsea also writes for the Oxford Women in Law Student Society and is a Rotary Global Grant Scholar.

Research Interests

Access to Justice; nonlawyers; pro se litigants; civil law. 


Research projects