Access to Power

8 Pages Posted: 9 Jan 2019 Last revised: 25 Jan 2019

See all articles by Sameer M. Ashar

Sameer M. Ashar

UCLA School of Law - UCLA School of Law

Annie Lai

University of California, Irvine School of Law

Date Written: January 11, 2019

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Ashar, Sameer M. and Lai, Annie, Access to Power (January 11, 2019). 148 Dædalus 82 (2019); UCLA School of Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 19-01; UC Irvine School of Law Research Paper No. 2019-03. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3312447

Sameer M. Ashar (Contact Author)

UCLA School of Law - UCLA School of Law ( email )

Annie Lai

University of California, Irvine School of Law ( email )

401 E. Peltason Dr.
Ste. 1000
Irvine, CA 92697-1000
United States

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