Wednesday, January 17, 2007
Posted by Alan Childress
Brenda Bratton Blom (U. Maryland--Law) has posted to SSRN's journal on Law & Society--The Legal Profession this paper: "Cause Lawyering and Social Movements: Can Solo and Small Firm Practitioners Anchor Social Movements?" Here is her abstract:
As the demand for affordable legal services grows, law schools and the legal profession struggle to respond. By examining lessons from successful social movements in the last century, [this paper] looks at the Law School Consortium Project and its potential to participate in and anchor the social movements of our time. The collaboration of the law schools, networks of solo and small firm attorneys and activists at the local, regional and national level provide key elements for powerful change given the technological developments of the 21st century.