Access to Power
148 Dædalus 82 (2019)
8 Pages Posted: 9 Jan 2019 Last revised: 25 Jan 2019
Date Written: January 11, 2019
The traditional approaches to “access to justice” obscure the current distribution of economic, social, and political power, and how that distribution favors those who have power and burdens those who do not. Consequently, the traditional approaches foreclose possibilities for a truly just society. In the law clinic we led together for five years, we developed models of lawyering with our students and community partners focused on how lawyers can contribute to the redistribution of power in society from those who accumulate and deploy it to those who are deprived of it.
Keywords: immigration law, access to justice, immigration rights, deportation, redistribution of power
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