Revitalizing Public Interest Lawyering in the 1990s: The Story of One Effort to Address the Problem of Homelessness

Posted: 27 Aug 2018

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Rebecca Arbogast

Independent

Roger L. Barnett

Independent

Ronald C. Slye

Independent; Seattle University School of Law

Kim Treiger-Bar-Am

College of Law and Business; Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliyah - Radzyner School of Law

Date Written: 1991

Abstract

"Community institution building" is a model of social activism which seeks to build coalitions - of individuals, skills, and funds - and to translate these coalitions into permanent community institutions designed to address a targeted community problem. Although the clearest application of this approach is in those areas of public interest law that deal with poverty, it might also be successfully applied to other areas of public interest law. We were four students at the Yale Law School who were involved in an innovative clinical program that aimed to revitalize public interest lawyering through this approach to address the problem of homelessness in New Haven, Connecticut.

Keywords: private sector, public sector, public interest law, homelessness

Suggested Citation

Arbogast, Rebecca and Barnett, Roger L. and Slye, Ronald C. and Treiger-Bar-Am, Kim, Revitalizing Public Interest Lawyering in the 1990s: The Story of One Effort to Address the Problem of Homelessness (1991). Yale Law School, Public Law Research Paper, (1991) Paper 4427, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3222179

Rebecca Arbogast

Independent ( email )

Roger L. Barnett

Independent

Ronald C. Slye

Independent ( email )

Seattle University School of Law ( email )

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Seattle, WA n/a 98122-1090
United States

Kim Treiger-Bar-Am (Contact Author)

College of Law and Business ( email )

Faculty of Law
Israel

Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliyah - Radzyner School of Law ( email )

P.O. Box 167
Herzliya, 46150
Israel

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