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Mark Egerman and Role of Gerald P. López’s Rebellious Lawyering in the Reproductive Rights of Inmates

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“'[R]ebellious lawyering’ [is a vision of lawyering] where lawyers ground their work in the communities of the subordinated themselves, living with and working alongside their clients with a deep commitment to the community.”

“…López[‘s] model of rebellious lawyering certainly provides a superior model of representation where an attorney can better understand the problems facing a community, represent that community’s needs, allocate the community’s own resources, and conceive of real solutions.  …[R]ebellious lawyering of that sort is significantly more likely to lead to representation that understands the clients. As far as respecting one’s clients, López has the upper­ hand… breaking down the barriers of prestige and exclusivity to better understand how to organize for change.”

Excerpted from Mark Egerman, RULES FOR RADICAL LAWYERS: ADVANCING THE ABORTION RIGHTS OF INMATES, 21 Colum. J. Gender & L. 46 (2011).

Mark Egerman is the co-founder of Cover, which is a leader in the restaurant mobile payments services.
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