Economic Empowerment in the Alabama Black Belt--A Transactional Law Clinic Theory and Model

Tennessee Journal of Race, Gender, & Social Justice, Forthcoming

U of Alabama Legal Studies Research Paper No. 3280419

33 Pages Posted: 6 Dec 2018

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Casey Faucon

University of Alabama School of Law

Date Written: November 7, 2018

Abstract

This essay argues that transactional legal clinics that serve university, urban, and rural communities with cultures and ecosystems shaped by the long-term impacts of racial segregation, Civil Rights, and socioeconomic disenfranchisement can play both a powerful symbolic role and a practical material role in regional economic development by providing direct client representation to historically and economically significant organizations and by training lawyers in transactional methods to use the law to impact the industrial identity and economic vitality of their communities. This essay concludes with a design for a transactional law clinic model.

Suggested Citation

Faucon, Casey, Economic Empowerment in the Alabama Black Belt--A Transactional Law Clinic Theory and Model (November 7, 2018). Tennessee Journal of Race, Gender, & Social Justice, Forthcoming; U of Alabama Legal Studies Research Paper No. 3280419. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3280419

Casey Faucon (Contact Author)

University of Alabama School of Law ( email )

P.O. Box 870382
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487
United States

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