This course will introduce students to essential principles of community lawyering (also known as movement lawyering or cause lawyering)–a type of lawyering where attorneys work in close collaboration with community groups. Using an array of advocacy tools including litigation, community lawyering aims to build strong social movements to support long-term social justice goals. In this skills course, community lawyers will introduce the importance of negotiation skills where representation of a community group is involved and a critical social justice issue is at stake. This class is highly interactive and will provide unique opportunities to learn about local work currently in our own community.
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- Career Opportunity: UCLA School of Law, Associate Director of the Veterans Justice Clinic
- Career Opportunities: Judicial Administrator’s Office–Louisiana Supreme Court
- Job Opportunities: University Network for Human Rights
- Public Service Opportunity: Part-Time Coordinator for New Orleans 2020 Criminal Justice Reform Platform
- Career Opportunity: Howard University School of Law, Tenure-Track Faculty