Yes, You Can Learn Movement Lawyering in Law School: Highlights from the Movement Lawyering Lab at Denver Law

56 HOWARD HUMAN & CIVIL RIGHTS LAW REVIEW 55 (2020)

U Denver Legal Studies Research Paper No. 21-09

26 Pages Posted: 30 Apr 2021

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Alexi Freeman

University of Denver Sturm College of Law

Lindsey Webb

University of Denver Sturm College of Law

Date Written: April 30, 2021

Abstract

This Article describes the Movement Lawyering Lab at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. The Movement Lawyering Lab is an experiential course that exposes students to the philosophy of movement lawyering and provides an opportunity for students to partner directly with national and grassroots organizations. The Movement Lawyering Lab draws from some of the key tenets of clinical legal education and adapts that framework for movement work. Through this model, law students learn how they can meaningfully contribute to national, state and local campaigns dedicated to social, racial, and economic justice. This Article is intended to serve as a guide and support for other legal educators with a commitment to introducing a course about race, movements, and power into their law school curriculum.

Suggested Citation

Freeman, Alexi and Webb, Lindsey, Yes, You Can Learn Movement Lawyering in Law School: Highlights from the Movement Lawyering Lab at Denver Law (April 30, 2021). 56 HOWARD HUMAN & CIVIL RIGHTS LAW REVIEW 55 (2020), U Denver Legal Studies Research Paper No. 21-09, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3837573

Alexi Freeman (Contact Author)

University of Denver Sturm College of Law ( email )

2255 E. Evans Avenue
Denver, CO 80208
United States

Lindsey Webb

University of Denver Sturm College of Law

2255 E. Evans Avenue
Denver, CO 80208
United States

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