Posted by: Ray Brescia | October 2, 2016

Law Schools Need to Embrace an Access-to-Justice Mission

There is a profound paradox facing the legal profession and the American public.  Some fear we are educating too many law students at the same time that there are not enough lawyers to go around: eighty percent of low-income individuals and roughly fifty percent of middle-income individuals face their legal problems without a lawyer.  In a piece that is forthcoming in the Georgetown Journal on Poverty Law & Policy, I argue that law schools should embrace an access-to-justice mission, one that would engage faculty research, teaching, and scholarship to explore this paradox and find ways to close the justice gap.  The piece is still in draft form, but you can read the current version here.

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