In this episode of CRT2, we discuss movement lawyering and how its principles can be incorporated in legal education. Movement lawyering, also known as community lawyering, is a non-traditional approach to social justice lawyering that recognizes the limitations of relying on the law to bring about social change. Drawing from Critical Race Theory, movement lawyers acknowledge the role law has played in creating and perpetuating conditions of oppression. Considering this, movement lawyers learn from and work with communities and individuals impacted by these oppressive systems, instead of deciding the agenda for reform.
Law and Race | Legal Education | Race and Ethnicity | Race, Ethnicity and Post-Colonial Studies | Social Justice
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Coyle, Gavin; Khanna, Maneka; Kim, Joo-Hee; Rodriguez, Alejo; and Sturm, Susan P., "CRT2 S1 Ep3: Movement Lawyering in Law School" (2022). CRT2 Season 1. 5.