lawyers; ethics; social movements; ferguson; civil litigation
This Article suggests that although civil litigation remains a viable tool, the vanishing trial has limited impact on movement lawyers because we can use the law to promote social change outside of the courtroom. The demosprudence framework helps us to understand this process. By applying this framework to the movement lawyering context, movement lawyers can adapt to the void in voice created by the vanishing trial in civil litigation and still help the movement.
Demosprudence on Trial: Ethics for Movement Lawyers, in Ferguson and Beyond,
85 Fordham L. Rev. 2057
Available at: https://ir.lawnet.fordham.edu/flr/vol85/iss5/7
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