lawyers; social movements; society
This Article argues that the current moment invites reconsideration of these critiques. The rise of new social movements—from marriage equality to Black Lives Matter to the recent mobilization against President Trump’s immigration order—and the response of a new generation of movement lawyers eager to lend support has refocused attention on the appropriate role that lawyers should play in advancing progressive social change. Rather than fall back on familiar critical themes, the time is ripe for developing a new affirmative vision.
Scott L. Cummings,
Rethinking the Foundational Critiques of Lawyers in Social Movements,
85 Fordham L. Rev. 1987
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