Scott L. Cummings

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Law

Professor of Law

385 Charles E. Young Dr. East

Room 1242

Los Angeles, CA 90095-1476

United States

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Scholarly Papers (36)

1.

Public Interest Litigation: Insights from Theory and Practice

Fordham Urban Law Journal, Vol. XXXVI, 2009
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 25 Jun 2009 Last Revised: 02 Oct 2010
Scott L. Cummings and Deborah Rhode
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Law and Stanford Law School
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public interest litigation, social justice, social change, sociology of law and social movements, strategic philanthropy

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Community Economic Development as Progressive Politics: Toward a Grassroots Movement for Economic Justice

Stanford Law Review, Vol. 54, pp. 400-93, 2002
Number of pages: 96 Posted: 25 Apr 2006
Scott L. Cummings
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Law
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Community Economic Development (CED), urban renewal, market-based CED, economic reform

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The Politics of Pro Bono

UCLA Law Review, Vol. 52, No. 1, 2004
Number of pages: 150 Posted: 22 Sep 2004
Scott L. Cummings
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Law
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pro bono services

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A Critical Reflection on Law and Organizing

UCLA Law Review, Vol. 48, pp. 443-517, 2001
Number of pages: 76 Posted: 25 Apr 2006
Scott L. Cummings and Ingrid V. Eagly
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Law and University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Law
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progressive lawyering, social change, poverty law, law reform

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Lawyering for Marriage Equality

UCLA Law Review, Vol. 57, p. 1235, 2010
Number of pages: 98 Posted: 12 May 2010 Last Revised: 09 Mar 2011
Scott L. Cummings and Douglas NeJaime
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Law and Yale University - Law School
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Marriage equality movement in California, analysis of 'backlash' theory, lawyers as activists, legislative history

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Poverty Law: United States

International Encyclopedia of Social & Behavioral Sciences, 2d Ed., Forthcoming
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 01 Apr 2013 Last Revised: 30 Sep 2014
Scott L. Cummings and Jeffrey Selbin
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Law and University of California, Berkeley - School of Law
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access to justice, antipoverty, civil Gideon, globalization, inequality, legal aid, legal services, poverty, poverty law, poverty lawyers, pro bono, rights revolution, war on poverty, welfare reform, welfare state

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Managing Pro Bono: Doing Well by Doing Better

Fordham Law Review, Vol. 78, 2010
Number of pages: 87 Posted: 31 Mar 2010 Last Revised: 25 May 2010
Scott L. Cummings and Deborah Rhode
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Law and Stanford Law School
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public service, large firm pro bono programs

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The Internationalization of Public Interest Law

Duke Law Journal, Vol. 57, 2008
Number of pages: 146 Posted: 16 Nov 2006 Last Revised: 03 Feb 2011
Scott L. Cummings
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Law
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U.S. public interest law, human rights, changes to the U.S. public interest system

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Between Profit and Principle: The Private Public Interest Firm

In PRIVATE LAWYERS AND THE PUBLIC INTEREST: THE EVOLVING ROLE OF PRO BONO IN THE LEGAL PROFESSION, Robert Granfield & Lynn Mather eds., Oxford University Press, 2009
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 06 Feb 2009
Scott L. Cummings and Ann Southworth
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Law and University of California, Irvine School of Law
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pro bono, private practice, "lawyering for the good"

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Beyond the Numbers: What We Know — and Should Know — About American Pro Bono

7 Harvard Law & Policy Review 83 (2013)
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 28 Mar 2013
Scott L. Cummings and Rebecca L. Sandefur
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Law and American Bar Foundation
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legal aid access, public interest law, private sector, legal services

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Globalizing Public Interest Law

UCLA Journal of International Law and Foreign Affairs, Vol. 13, 2009
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 06 Feb 2009 Last Revised: 30 Apr 2009
Scott L. Cummings and Louise G. Trubek
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Law and University of Wisconsin Law School
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public interest law, transnational advocacy, human rights

Globalizing Public Interest Law

Univ. of Wisconsin Legal Studies Research Paper No. 1073
Number of pages: 64 Posted: 06 Feb 2009
Scott L. Cummings and Louise G. Trubek
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Law and University of Wisconsin Law School
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globalization, public interest law, human rights, law and development

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Empirical Studies of Law and Social Change: What is the Field? What are the Questions?

2013 Wisconsin Law Review 171 (2013)
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 26 Mar 2013
Scott L. Cummings
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Law
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social change, legal profession, legal education

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Privatizing Public Interest Law

Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics, Vol. 24, 2011
Number of pages: 91 Posted: 18 Feb 2011 Last Revised: 29 Sep 2012
Scott L. Cummings
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Law
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nonprofit public interest law firms, Hadsell & Stormer, hybrid law firms

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Law in the Labor Movement's Challenge to Wal-Mart: A Case Study of the Inglewood Site Fight

California Law Review, Vol. 95, 2007
Number of pages: 73 Posted: 10 Jul 2007 Last Revised: 18 Dec 2007
Scott L. Cummings
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Law
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labor, public interest law, law and society

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Mobilization Lawyering: Community Economic Development in the Figueroa Corridor

CAUSE LAWYERS AND SOCIAL MOVEMENTS, Austin Sarat & Stuart Scheingold, eds., Stanford University Press, 2006
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 19 Jun 2006
Scott L. Cummings
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Law
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Community Economic Development (CED), cause lawyering

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After Public Interest Law

Northwestern University Law Review, Vol. 100, pp. 1251-95, 2006
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 25 Oct 2005 Last Revised: 02 Oct 2009
Scott L. Cummings and Ingrid V. Eagly
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Law and University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Law
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public interest lawyering,immigrant rights, poverty law

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Hemmed In: Legal Mobilization in the Los Angeles Anti-Sweatshop Movement

Berkeley Journal of Employment and Labor Law, Vol. 30, 2009
Number of pages: 84 Posted: 17 Aug 2008 Last Revised: 01 Nov 2009
Scott L. Cummings
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Law
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abor law, immigrant workers, Los Angeles garment industry, labor activism, sweatshop abuse, labor reform, anti-sweatshop movement

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Critical Legal Consciousness in Action

UCLA School of Law Research Paper No. 07-24
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 04 Jul 2007
Scott L. Cummings
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Law
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public interest law, legal profession, law and society

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What Good Are Lawyers?

Scott L. Cummings, THE PARADOX OF PROFESSIONALISM: LAWYERS AND THE POSSIBILITY OF JUSTICE, pp. 1-27, Cambridge University Press, 2011
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 20 Feb 2011 Last Revised: 22 Feb 2011
Scott L. Cummings
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Law
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legal profession, pro bono lawyers

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Access to Justice: Looking Back, Thinking Ahead

30 Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics 485 (2017)
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 02 Oct 2017
Deborah Rhode and Scott L. Cummings
Stanford Law School and University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Law
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public interest law, access to justice, pro bono services

21.

Law and Social Movements: Reimagining the Progressive Canon

Forthcoming in Wisconsin Law Review (2018)
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 14 May 2018
Scott L. Cummings
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Law
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progressive legal canon, social movement mobilization, legal campaigns, political mobilization, legal rights

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Movement Lawyering

2017 UNIV. OF ILLINOIS LAW REVIEW 1645 (2017)
Number of pages: 89 Posted: 10 Nov 2017
Scott L. Cummings
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Law
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Public Interest Advocacy, Movement Lawyering Model, Social Change, Lawyering Reform, Client-Centered Lawyering

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Community Development Law and Economic Justice--Why Law Matters

26 Journal of Affordable Housing and Community Development Law 31 (2017)
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 10 Nov 2017 Last Revised: 05 Dec 2017
University of Maine School of Law, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Law, Texas A&M University School of Law, University of Michigan Law School, University of California Hastings College of the Law, American University, Washington College of Law, University of Denver Sturm College of Law, University of California Hastings College of the Law, Tuttle Law Group, Marquette University - Law School, University of California, Davis - School of Law and University of Missouri at Kansas City
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Community Economic Development, Community Lawyering, Community Development, Economic Development, CED

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Mobilizing Law for Justice in Asia: A Comparative Approach

Wisconsin International Law Journal, Vol. 31, No. 3, 2014
Number of pages: 68 Posted: 21 Jun 2014 Last Revised: 17 Jul 2014
Frank Munger, Scott L. Cummings and Louise G. Trubek
New York Law School, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Law and University of Wisconsin Law School
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social justice, mobilization of law, comparative law, public interest law in Asian countries, strategies for advancing justice

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The Future of Public Interest Law

University of Arkansas at Little Rock Law Review, Vol. 33, p. 1, 2011
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 09 Aug 2011 Last Revised: 15 Aug 2011
Scott L. Cummings
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Law
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public interest law movement, federal legal services program, NGOs, pro bono programs

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Global-Local Linkages in the Community Economic Development Field

PROGRESSIVE LAWYERING, GLOBALIZATION AND MARKETS: RETHINKING IDEOLOGY AND STRATEGY, Clare Dalton, ed., William S. Hein, 2006
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 24 Apr 2006
Scott L. Cummings
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Law
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Community Economic Development, grassroots activism, progressive lawyering, globalization

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Labor Activism in Local Politics: From CBAS to ‘CBAS’

THE IDEA OF LABOUR LAW, Guy Davidov, Brian Languille, eds., Oxford University Press, 2011
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 05 Dec 2010
Katherine V.W. Stone and Scott L. Cummings
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Law and University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Law
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labor activisim, local labor initiatives, collective bargaining, local government law

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The Pursuit of Legal Rights - And Beyond

UCLA Law Review, Vol. 59, p. 506, 2012
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 18 Feb 2012
Scott L. Cummings
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Law
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public interest law movement, legal services, Professor Joel Handler

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Litigation at Work: Defending Day Labor in Los Angeles

UCLA Law Review, Vol. 28, p. 1617, 2011
Number of pages: 87 Posted: 09 Aug 2011 Last Revised: 21 Aug 2011
Scott L. Cummings
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Law
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labor rights

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Rethinking the Foundational Critiques of Lawyers in Social Movements

85 Fordham Law Review 1987 (2017)
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 22 Mar 2017
Scott L. Cummings
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Law
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progressive lawyering, social movements, social activism, legal advocacy

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Mobilizing Local Government Law for Low-Wage Workers

The University of Chicago Legal Forum, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 11 Sep 2009
Scott L. Cummings and Steven A. Boutcher
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Law and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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low-wage workers, labor law reform, grassroot labor reform movements, labor law regulation

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The Social Movement Turn in Law

Law & Social Inquiry (Forthcoming)
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 14 Jul 2017 Last Revised: 09 Nov 2017
Scott L. Cummings
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Law
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Social Movements, Legal Scholarship, Political Reform, Movement Liberalism, Legal Activism

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Movement Lawyering Roundtable Symposium

Hofstra Law Review, Vol. 47, 2018
Number of pages: 121 Posted: 07 Apr 2019
Hofstra University - Maurice A. Deane School of Law, affiliation not provided to SSRN, Community Justice Project, Inc., University of California, Irvine School of Law, Fordham University School of Law, Golden Gate University School of Law, Boston College - Law School, Seton Hall University - School of Law, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Law, Hofstra University - Maurice A. Deane School of Law, American University Washington College of Law, affiliation not provided to SSRN, Mitchell Hamline School of Law and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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legal ethics, movement lawyering, case studies

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The Puzzle of Social Movements in American Legal Theory

64 UCLA Law Review 1552 (2017)
Number of pages: 108 Posted: 22 Jan 2018
Scott L. Cummings
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Law
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social movements, legal reform, consitutional theory, social change, Cummings, activist lawyers

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Preemptive Strike: Law in the Campaign for Clean Trucks

4 UC Irvine Law Review 939 (2015)
Number of pages: 229 Posted: 30 Jan 2015
Scott L. Cummings
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Law
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local environmental regulations, enivronmental standards, air quality, independent contractors, Port of Los Angeles

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Community Economic Development Is Access to Justice

Journal of Affordable Housing Volume 27, Number 3 2019
Posted: 27 May 2019 Last Revised: 08 Oct 2019
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Law, Albany Law School, University of Massachusetts School of Law at Dartmouth, University of Alabama - School of Law, University of Tennessee College of Law, Yale Law School, University of Missouri at Kansas City - School of Law, University of Missouri at Kansas City, Arizona State University (ASU) - Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Brooklyn Law School, University of North Dakota - School of Law and Boston College - Law School
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community economic development law, access to justice, access to opportunity