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Rebellious Lawyering at 25: Clinical Law Review Symposium





Clinics and Communities: Exploring Community Engagement Through Clinical Education

Clinical Law Review Symposium: Rebellious Lawyering at 25

Sunday, May 1, 2016,  9 am – 12:15 pm

Baltimore, Maryland

Since its publication almost 25 years ago, Gerald López’s Rebellious Lawyering text (and a group of related works of legal scholarship written during a fertile period of critical thinking and writing on poverty law) has had an abiding impact on lawyering practice and theory. It has inspired generations of lawyers and shaped public interest legal practice.

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of Rebellious Lawyering, the Clinical Law Review has invited scholarly articles on the themes of Lopez’s seminal work and is hosting a symposium during the conference to invite reflection on the evolution in the text’s meaning and the insights it offers to public interest lawyers and clinical educators today. During the symposium, authors will present their ideas and moderated discussions will follow.

In 2016-17, these articles and reflections on the symposium will be published in two volumes of the Clinical Law Review.

The Clinical Law Review is a semi-annual peer-edited journal devoted to issues of lawyering theory and clinical legal education. The Review is jointly sponsored by the Association of American Law Schools (AALS), the Clinical Legal Education Association (CLEA), and New York University School of Law.

For conference information, visit the AALS 39th Annual Conference on Clinical Legal Education page.

On Lawyering:

Anthony Alfieri, Martha L. Gómez, Betty Hung, Alfredo Mirande, Ascanio Piomelli, Ann Shalleck

On Legal Education:

Eduardo Capulong, Daria Fisher Page, Alexi Freeman, Jim Freeman, Brian Gilmore, Shauna Marshall, Jeena Shah

On Community Defense:

Stephen Carpenter, Kara Finck, Tara Ford, Editha Rosario-Moore, Alexios Rosario-Moore

On Community Economic Development:

Alicia Alvarez, Susan D. Bennett, Louise A. Howells, Carmen V. Huertas-Noble, Hannah Lieberman, Patience A. Crowder, Brian Glick, Paul R. Tremblay

On Immigrant Rights:

Ramzi Kassem, Diala Shamas, Bill Ong Hing, Valeria Gomez, Karla Mari McKanders, Brenda Montes


Also not to be missed:

Saturday, April 30, 2016, 2 pm – 4 pm

Opening Keynote


Gerald López, University of California, Los Angeles School of Law

Saturday, April 30, 2016, 2 pm – 4 pm  

Plenary Session: Rebellious Lawyering and Clinical Legal Education

Immediately following Gerald Lopez’s keynote address, the purpose of this plenary presentation is to surface and apply the tools and concepts of “Rebellious Lawyering” to a concrete clinic scenario, such as a request for services by a community group; or a development of strategy for client representation. The plenary addresses whether and how the ideas that animate Rebellious Lawyering might also operate through lawyering by clinical programs, and whether identifying these connections adds value.



Patience A. Crowder, University of Denver Sturm College of Law


Ramzi Kassem, City University of New York School of Law


Margaret L. Satterthwaite, New York University School of Law


Moderator: Ascanio Piomelli, University of California, Hastings College of the Law



Be sure to stay through Monday for the following:

MONDAY, MAY 2, 2016, 10:45 am – 12:15 pm

Rebellious Lawyering from the Trenches to the Law School –

Lessons from Clinicians and Lawyers Trained by Gerald López

Jesus M. Barraza, Marissa Dagdagan, Julia I. Vazquez, Jason Wu










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