Community Lawyering Workshop

Friday, November 14
Harvard Law School
John Chipman Gray Room
Sponsored by the HLS Office of Clinical and Pro Bono Programs

In the first of what we plan as a continuing series of workshops on issues related to legal clinical education, the HLS Office of Clinical & Pro Bono Programs is hosting a workshop for legal clinicians on Community Lawyering on Friday, Nov. 14, 2008.   It will begin with a coffee reception on Friday morning at 8:30 a.m., with the workshop to begin at 9 a.m.  Juliet Brodie, Sameer Ashar, and Scott Cummings will present key themes in their recent community lawyering scholarship, with discussion after each (approximately 45 minutes each). Our goal is not so much to critique their scholarship, but to use the scholarship to illuminate significant aspects of community lawyering and clinical education, so that we can compare and contrast, and debate the pros and cons of, various community lawyering clinic models, goals, and pedagogies. At lunch, we will hear from Mike Gregory of the Wilmer/Hale Legal Services Center Trauma and Learning Policy Initiative. In the afternoon, Nancy Cook and Shin Imai, and Jeff Selbin and Robert Greenwald will facilitate two roundtable discussions (approximately 1 ½ hours each) on curriculum and pedagogy issues, and programmatic design issues, respectively.  Following the workshops, there will be a closing reception.

Papers

Everyone attending the workshop is asked to read these three papers ahead of time:

Law Clinics and Collective Mobilization
Little Case Big Picture
Legal Pluralist Model

RSVP

Please RSVP to Katie Leary (cleary@law) if you will attend. Unfortunately, for space reasons, we have to limit the number of participants, so please RSVP no later than Friday, November 7.

Participants (as of Friday, Nov. 7)

  • Angelo N. Ancheta, Assistant Professor of Law and Director of Katharine & George Alexander Community Law Center, Santa Clara University Law School
  • Debbie Anker, Clinical Professor of Law and Director of Immigration and Refugee Program, Harvard Law School
  • Sabrineh Ardalan, Clinical and Advocacy Fellow, Immigration and Refugee Program, Harvard Law School
  • Sameer Ashar, Associate Professor of Law and Director of Clinical Programs, CUNY School of Law
  • Chris Bavitz, Clinical Fellow, Cyber Law Clinic, Harvard Law School
  • Bill Berman, Associate Clinical Professor and Director of Housing and Consumer Protection Clinic, Suffolk University Law School
  • Juliet Brodie, Associate Professor of Law and Director of Community Lawyering Clinic, Stanford Law School
  • Susan Brooks, Associate Professor of Law and Director of Lawyering Program, Drexel University School of Law
  • Clarissa Bronson, Clinical Instructor  and Acting Director of Legal Aid Bureau, Harvard Law School
  • Chris Butler, Practitioner in Residence, Family Advocacy Clinic and Director, Battered Women’s Clinic, Suffolk University Law School
  • Esme Caramello, Clinical Instructor, Housing Law/Litigation Practice Clinic,  WilmerHale Legal Services Center, Harvard Law Schoo
  • Jeanne Charn, Lecturer on Law and Director of Bellow-Sacks Access to Civil Legal Services Project, Harvard Law School
  • Steve Churchill, Clinical Instructor, Employment Civil Rights Clinic,  Wilmer Hale Legal Services Center, Harvard Law School
  • Mary Connaughton, Clinical Associate Professor of Law, Boston University School of Law
  • Nancy Cook, Vaughn G. Papke Professor of Clinical Law and Director of Lawyering Program, University of Minnesota School of Law
  • Scott Cummings, Professor of Law and Faculty Chair of Epstein Program in Public Interest Law and Policy, U.C.L.A. Law School
  • Adam Cutler, Adjunct Professor, Public Health/Environmental Field Clinic, Drexel University School of Law
  • Lisa Dealy, Director of Clinical and Pro Bono Programs, Harvard Law School
  • Russell Engler, Professor of Law and Director of Clinical Programs, New England School of Law
  • Richard Frankel, Associate Professor of Law, Drexel University School of Law
  • Mercer “Monte” Givhan, Clinical Teaching Fellow, Fordham School of Law
  • Shaun Goho, Clinical Instructor, Environmental Law and Policy Clinic, Harvard Law School
  • Robert Greenwald, Senior Clinical Instructor and Managing Attorney of Health, Disability and Planning Practice Group and Family and Children’s Law Unit, and Lecturer on Law, WilmerHale Legal Services Center, Harvard Law School
  • Michael Gregory, Clinical Instructor and Lecturer in Law, Trauma and Learning Policy Initiative, WilmerHale Legal Services Center, Harvard Law School
  • David Grossman, Clinical Professor of Law and Director of Harvard Legal Aid Bureau, Harvard Law School
  • Suzy Harrington-Steppen, Program Coordinator of Feinstein Institute for Legal Service, Roger Williams Law School
  • Jean Han, Sacks Clinical Fellow, Immigration and Refugee Program, Harvard Law School
  • Carrie Hemphill, Associate Dean for Clinical Education, University of California, Irvine Law School
  • Shin Imai, Associate Professor of Law and former Academic Director of Intensive Program in Poverty Law at Parkdale Community Legal Services, Osgoode Hall Law School
  • Lois Kanter, Clinical Professor and Director of the Domestic Violence Institute, Northeastern University School of Law
  • Catherine Klein, Director of Community Legal Services, The Columbus School of Law, Catholic University of America
  • Tally Kritman, N.Y.U. School of Law
  • Peggy Maisel, Associate Professor of Law and Director of Legal Clinic, Florida International University College of Law
  • Elaine McArdle, Director of Communications, Clinical and Pro Bono Programs, Harvard Law School
  • Maureen McDonagh, Clinical Instructor, Housing Law and Litigation Practice Group, and Lecturer on Law, WilmerHale Legal Services Center, Harvard Law School
  • Kim McLaurin, Associate Clinical Professor, Suffolk University Law School
  • Marcia Peters, Clinical Instructor, Tenant Advocacy Project, Harvard Law School
  • Jeff Pokorac, Professor and Director of Clinical Programs, Suffolk University Law School
  • Andrew Pollis, Visiting Associate Professor, Case Western University Law School
  • Brian Price, Clinical Professor of Law and Director of WilmerHale Legal Services Center, Harvard Law School
  • Spencer Rand, Clinical Assistant Professor, Temple University Law School
  • Laura Rotolo, Attorney and Human Rights Fellow, A.C.L.U.
  • Jim Rowan, Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Experiential and Community-based Education and Research, Northeastern University School of Law
  • Ilene Seidman, Clinical Professor of Law and Director of Family Advocacy Clinic, Suffolk University Law School
  • Jeff Selbin, Clinical Professor of Law and Faculty Director of East Bay Community Law Center, Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California–Berkeley
  • Doug Smith, Project Peacemaker Indian Law Education Project, Belcourt, N.D.
  • Liz Tobin Tyler, Director of Public Service & Community Partnerships, Feinstein Institute for Legal Service, Roger Williams Law School
  • Karen Tokarz, Charles Nagel Professor of Public Interest Law and Public Service, and Director of Civil Rights & Community Justice Clinic, Washington University in St. Louis  (AY 2008-09: Visiting Scholar, Harvard Law School Program on Negotiation)
  • Paul Tremblay, Clinical Professor and Law Fund Research Scholar, and Director of Community Enterprise Clinic, Boston College Law School

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