Community Lawyering Reading Group

Community Lawyering Reading Group

Professor Eloise Lawrence
Spring 2022 reading group
1 classroom credit

Prerequisites: This by-permission reading group is available only to current HLAB students.

Exam Type: No Exam

Harvard Legal Aid Bureau members see firsthand, on a daily basis, the impact of race on their clients' lives, their legal needs, their legal rights and responsibilities, and their ability to seek and secure justice in the civil court system. While we consider race-based inequality and the concept of "racial justice" in our broader discussions of legal ethics and professionalism, lawyering skills, and access to justice in both Bureau seminars, Introduction to Advocacy (2Ls) and Advanced Clinical Practice (3Ls), a deep study of the enormous impact of race on our work is beyond the scope of those courses. The racial justice reading group offers HLAB members the opportunity for a richer discussion and understanding of racial justice and the U.S. civil legal system, helping you to become more competent, more creative 21st century lawyers and social justice leaders. The reading group will be graded Credit/Fail based upon class participation.

This reading group will meet on the following dates: TBD.

Subject Areas: Constitutional Law & Civil Rights, Legal & Political Theory