Community Lawyers Between Market and State

Sat, 5/31: 8:15 AM  - 10:00 AM 
1829 
Paper Session 
Saturday Session 1 
University of St. Thomas 
Room: MSL 238 
Community lawyering is both client-centered and cause-focused. The clients of community lawyers tend to be organizational and co-create the "cause" advanced through legal action. The representation is usually part of a broader campaign orchestrated by the client, including both legal and political advocacy, as well as some form of popular mobilization. In the last decade, community lawyers--often located within law school clinics or non-profit organizations--have fought a two-front battle on behalf of clients, against both market actors and state enforcement regimes. This panel features several community lawyering case studies with the goal of surfacing local knowledge about state and market practices, as well as about community lawyering itself.
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Chair

Sameer Ashar, University of California, Irvine School of Law  - Contact Me

Discussant

Jennifer Chacon, University of California, Irvine School of Law  - Contact Me

Keywords

RIGHTS AND IDENTITIES
SOCIAL MOVEMENTS AND LEGAL MOBILIZATION

Presentations

Community Economic Development Clinical Pedagogy for the New Democratic Economy

Presenter

Michael Haber, Hofstra Law School  - Contact Me

Non-Presenting Co-Author(s)

Sushil Jacob, East Bay Community Law Center  - Contact Me
Gowri Krishna, Roger Williams University School of Law  - Contact Me

Immigration Enforcement, Race, and Resistance

Presenter

Sameer Ashar, University of California, Irvine School of Law  - Contact Me

Passport Revocation as Constructive Denaturalization

Presenter

Ramzi Kassem, CUNY School of Law  - Contact Me

Transporting Standards: Law in the Campaign for Clean Trucks

Presenter

Scott Cummings, University of California, Los Angeles  - Contact Me

“We Are Not Criminals”: Immigrant Justice and Mass Incarceration

Presenter

Rebecca Sharpless, University of Miami School of Law  - Contact Me