Home » About Gerald P. López’s Rebellious Lawyering: One Chicano’s Vision of Progressive Law Practice (1992)

About Gerald P. López’s Rebellious Lawyering: One Chicano’s Vision of Progressive Law Practice (1992)

Rebellious book cover

Rebellious Lawyering is a wonderfully written book, about the difficulties of being a lawyer for social change.  The triumphs and failures of López’s lawyers and the people on whose behalf they work resonate far beyond the particular world of public interest law; they touch on the fundamentals of our shared human experience.”

john a. powell, Professor of Law, Professor of African American Studies and Ethnic Studies, Robert D. Haas Chancellor’s Chair in Equity and Inclusion, and Director, Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society at UC Berkeley School of Law; formerly National Legal Director of the American Civil Liberties Union

“An exciting book. It is the first to draw such a richly detailed picture of what it is actually like to work in communities. Its powerful blend of theory and practice makes an invaluable contribution to anyone working with groups for progressive change, and it is written in a style that is a pleasure to read.”

Lucie White, Louis A. Horvitz Professor of Law at Harvard Law School; formerly Professor of Law at UCLA School of Law

“Gerald López explodes the myth of lawyers as the exclusive agents of our legal system and creates a democratic vision of law serving the people and the people serving as lawyers.  With a personal and very readable style, Professor López offers refreshing insights into the role of law and lawyers in our quest for economic justice.”

Dale Minami, Partner, Minami Tamaki LLP; Co-Founder of the Asian Law Caucus, the Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Bay Area, the Asian Pacific Bar of California, and the Coalition of Asian Pacific Americans

Rebellious Lawyering is not just the best book ever written about lawyers and organizing for social justice.  It is a brilliant book about human beings and the human condition.  López is a master storyteller.”

Steven H. Shiffrin, Cornell University School of Law

Update:  Rebellious Lawyering will be back in print, soon.

For a vintage copy of the collectors’ first edition of Rebellious Lawyering before it goes back into print, click here.

Rebellious Lawyering on WorldCat

Rebellious Lawyering at Universiteitsbibliotheek Gent

Rebellious Lawyering at Stanford University Libraries

Rebellious Lawyering on Google Books


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