Levinas, Law Schools and the Poor: They Stand Over Us

16 Pages Posted: 10 Jul 2010  

Marie A. Failinger

Mitchell Hamline School of Law

Date Written: July 7, 2010

Abstract

In the style of philosopher Emmanuel Levinas, who has written about the ethics of the Face, this essay challenges the complacency of most American law schools in response to the plight of the poor and proposes ways in which the law school curriculum, space and programs can be re-configured to bring the poor into community with legal educators and students.

Keywords: Law School, Curriculum, Educator, Legal Education, Poor, Underprivileged, Poverty

Suggested Citation

Failinger, Marie A., Levinas, Law Schools and the Poor: They Stand Over Us (July 7, 2010). Oklahoma City University Law Review, Vol. 35, No. 1, p. 115, 2010. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1636105

Marie A. Failinger (Contact Author)

Mitchell Hamline School of Law ( email )

875 Summit Ave
St. Paul, MN 55105-3076
United States

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