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Lawyers and Social Movements: Reimagining Theory and Practice
February 10, 2017 | UCLA School of Law
Organized by UCLA Law Review and Professor Scott Cummings and Professor Douglas NeJaime.
This symposium will explore the role of law and lawyers in contemporary social movements in the United States and beyond. This focus is motivated by dramatic changes in practice and theory that have brought renewed attention to how lawyers can, and should, shape the goals and strategies of movements attempting to reform law and change culture. The symposium will build upon UCLAW’s tradition of leadership in this field to convene leading thinkers and practitioners toward the goal of developing new empirical insights and building new theoretical frameworks to guide lawyering for social movements that respond to current political challenges and professional opportunities.