Juliet-Nil Uraz

Juliet-Nil Uraz

PhD Candidate

Department of Social Policy

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Key Expertise
Applied and Public Economics, Inequality, Access to Justice

About me

Research Topic:

Quantifying the Impact of Unequal Access to Justice

Juliet is a M.Phil./PhD. Candidate in the department of Social Policy where her research focuses on access to justice, public economics, and inequality in comparative and historical perspective. She is supported by an LSE Studentship and a member of the International Inequalities Institute Doctoral Programme.

Before joining the LSE, Juliet contributed to the World Political Cleavages and Inequality (WPID.world) book project co-directed by Thomas Piketty, in which she explored electoral dynamics and inequality in Turkey, Iraq, and Algeria. Prior to that, she worked at the European Systemic Risk Board, a regulatory authority hosted by the European Central Bank that is responsible for the macroprudential oversight of the EU’s financial system. There, she was involved in monitoring financial risks related to emerging third countries.

She has also collaborated with the World Bank and the J-PAL on impact evaluations of school governance reform and the use of AI in job search assistance. Committed to equal opportunities, she has led a successful public campaign to maintain scholarships for high-achieving low-income students in France.

Juliet holds an M.Phil. in Quantitative Economics with a major in Public Policy and Development from the Paris School of Economics and an LL.M. in International, European and Comparative Laws from the European University Institute. As a dual citizen of France and Turkey, she grew up between Istanbul and Normandy, where her giant Leonberger dog still resides.

Research Project:
Juliet is assessing the impact of restricted access to legal advice and assistance on social and economic inequalities. She is especially interested in the interactions between access to civil legal aid, take-up of social benefits, debt management and eviction proceedings. Her project entails an analysis of the Legal Aid, Sentencing, and Punishment Offenders Act of 2012 in the UK, and of the 2017 Universal Access to Legal Services in New York City. Her project extends to mapping the funding of legal aid schemes from an historical and comparative perspective.


Dr. Johann Koehler, Dr. Berkay Özcan, Professor Francisco Ferreira


Expertise details: 

Applied Econometrics, Economics and Social Inequalities, Access to Justice, Legal Aid, Public Economics, Economic History, Public Finance, Quasi-Experimental Methods, Welfare Policy design and evaluation, Public Advocacy, Decolonising Research, Legal Empowerment