Academics

Public Interest Lawyering - LAW 821

2 Hours

This course will consider lawyers’ use of litigation, policy advocacy, and transactional law to pursue economic, social, and racial justice in America. The course will explore issues associated with representation of individuals who cannot afford legal representation; the problems and possibilities involved in impact litigation; and advocacy before the legislative and executive branches of government. The course will consider the different venues in which public interest lawyering can be done, including not-for-profit, governmental, and private-sector settings. Topics covered may include: the definition, history and development of public interest law; current trends in public interest advocacy; the role and/or obligation of the private bar in public interest lawyering; public interest career issues; professional responsibility and ethics in public interest practice; and public interest lawyering strategies.

Fall 2009 Section
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Spring 2012 Section 001
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Spring 2013 Section 001
Professor Glory McLaughlin
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Spring 2014 Section 001
Professor Glory McLaughlin
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