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Michelle S. Jacobs: “We need to engage more fully in ‘rebellious lawyering.’”

Michelle Jacobs

Michelle S. Jacobs:

“[W]e need to engage more fully in ‘rebellious lawyering.’  As delineated by Lopez, it is only when we engage in rebellious lawyering that we will truly allow our clients to participate as equals in decision-making process and thus as equals in the lawyer-client relationship.”

“Reflecting back to the case if DuJon Johnson, for example, if Cunningham and his students engaged in rebellious lawyering, they would be required to know something about the history of black-white relations in Ypslinati, Michigan.”

Excerpted from Michelle S. Jacobs, PEOPLE FROM THE FOOTNOTES: THE MISSING ELEMENT IN CLIENT-CENTERED COUNSELING, 27 Golden Gate U. L. Rev. 345 (1997).

Michelle S. Jacobs is a Law Professor at University of Florida School of Law in Gainesville, Florida.