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Cause Lawyering and Social Movements: Can Solo and Small Firm Practitioners Anchor Social Movements?

Studies in Law, Politics and Society, Vol. 39, pp. 119-142, 2006

U of Maryland Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2006-18

31 Pages Posted: 24 May 2006  

Brenda Bratton Blom

University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law

Abstract

As the demand for affordable legal services grows, law schools and the legal profession struggle to respond. By examining lessons from successful social movements in the last century, Cause Lawyering and Social Movements: Can Solo and Small Firm Practitioners anchor Social Movements looks at the Law School Consortium Project and its potential to participate in and anchor the social movements of our time. The collaboration of the law schools, networks of solo and small firm attorneys and activists at the local, regional and national level provide key elements for powerful change given the technological developments of the 21st century.

Keywords: cause lawyering, social movements, solo practitioners

Suggested Citation

Bratton Blom, Brenda, Cause Lawyering and Social Movements: Can Solo and Small Firm Practitioners Anchor Social Movements?. Studies in Law, Politics and Society, Vol. 39, pp. 119-142, 2006; U of Maryland Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2006-18. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=903959

Brenda Bratton Blom (Contact Author)

University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law ( email )

500 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201-1786
United States

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