Community Economic Development Is Access to Justice

Journal of Affordable Housing Volume 27, Number 3 2019

UCLA School of Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 19-19

48 Pages Posted: 27 May 2019 Last revised: 30 Jun 2019

See all articles by Scott L. Cummings

Scott L. Cummings

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Law

Edward W. De Barbieri

Albany Law School

Christyne Vachon

University of Massachusetts School of Law at Dartmouth

Steven Henry Hobbs

University of Alabama - School of Law

Brian Kingsley Krumm

University of Tennessee College of Law

Anika Singh Lemar

Yale Law School

Anthony J. Luppino

University of Missouri at Kansas City - School of Law

Brandon Weiss

University of Missouri at Kansas City

Robert J. Miller

Arizona State University (ASU) - Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law

K. Sabeel Rahman

Brooklyn Law School

Alexandra Sickler

University of North Dakota - School of Law

Paul R. Tremblay

Boston College - Law School

Date Written: April 29, 2019

Abstract

What gaps exist in the justice system that result in a need for services provided by community economic development attorneys? What is the evidence that those gaps actually exist? How do we know that community economic development practitioners fill those gaps, and in what way? These are merely a few of the questions addressed in this collection.

At the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) annual meeting in San Diego in January 2018, legal scholars gathered to discuss this evolution as part of the discussion group, “Community Economic Development Is Access to Justice.” The goal of the discussion group was to identify how community economic development (CED) law school courses, experiential and other, increase access to justice and the kind of justice. The participants included clinicians and non-clinicians.

Professors Ted De Barbieri, and CJ Vachon organized the convening and formally invited eleven additional law scholars to participate, along with a number of informal participants from diverse backgrounds in CED. Each formal participant submitted a brief essay describing a community development initiative or strategy, with attention to how it fits within the evolution of the field and to how (and if) law matters in the selected initiative. Nine of the brief essays, along with framing remarks by Professor Scott Cummings and a thematic overview by Professor De Barbieri, have been published in 27 Journal of Affordable Housing and Community Development Law 463 (2019).

Note: ©2019 by the American Bar Association. Reprinted with permission. All rights reserved. This information or any or portion thereof may not be copied or disseminated in any form or by any means or stored in an electronic database or retrieval system without the express written consent of the American Bar Association.

Keywords: community economic development law, access to justice, access to opportunity

Suggested Citation

Cummings, Scott L. and De Barbieri, Edward and Vachon, Christyne and Hobbs, Steven Henry and Krumm, Brian Kingsley and Lemar, Anika Singh and Luppino, Anthony J. and Weiss, Brandon and Miller, Robert J. and Rahman, K. Sabeel and Sickler, Alexandra and Tremblay, Paul R., Community Economic Development Is Access to Justice (April 29, 2019). Journal of Affordable Housing Volume 27, Number 3 2019; UCLA School of Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 19-19. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3379725

Scott L. Cummings

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Law ( email )

385 Charles E. Young Dr. East
Room 1242
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1476
United States

Edward De Barbieri (Contact Author)

Albany Law School ( email )

80 New Scotland Avenue
Albany, NY 12208
United States
518-445-3234 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://bit.ly/De-Barbieri-AlbanyLaw

Christyne Vachon

University of Massachusetts School of Law at Dartmouth ( email )

333 Faunce Corner Road
North Dartmouth, MA 02747-1252
United States

Steven Henry Hobbs

University of Alabama - School of Law ( email )

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

Brian Kingsley Krumm

University of Tennessee College of Law ( email )

1505 West Cumberland Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37996
United States
865-974-2141 (Phone)
865-974-6782 (Fax)

Anthony J. Luppino

University of Missouri at Kansas City - School of Law ( email )

5100 Rockhill Road
Kansas City, MO 64110-2499
United States

Brandon Weiss

University of Missouri at Kansas City ( email )

5100 Rockhill Road
Kansas City, MO 64110-2499
United States

Robert J. Miller

Arizona State University (ASU) - Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law ( email )

Box 877906
Tempe, AZ 85287-7906
United States
4809654085 (Phone)

K. Sabeel Rahman

Brooklyn Law School ( email )

250 Joralemon Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
United States

Alexandra Sickler

University of North Dakota - School of Law ( email )

P.O. Box 9003
Grand Forks, ND 58202-9003
United States

Paul R. Tremblay

Boston College - Law School ( email )

885 Centre Street
Newton, MA 02459-1163
United States

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