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Shauna I. Marshall and Rebellious Lawyering

Rebellious Lawyering is a style of practice of law in and among low income communities

“I refer to this style of practice as… ‘rebellious lawyering,’ a phrase used by one of the prominent scholars in the field, Gerald López…. Lawyers working in low income and poorly resourced communities as well as teachers and law students working in clinical programs engage… in this style of lawyering [which] envisions lawyers becoming a part of the community in which they work, bringing to the community the knowledge and expertise that they have gained from their education…. They collaborate with the community and together work toward solutions to the communities’ problems.”

Excerpted from Shauna I. Marshall, MISSION IMPOSSIBLE?: ETHICAL COMMUNITY LAWYERING, 7 Clinical L. Rev. 147 (2000): The article is available in its entirety, here: http://repository.uchastings.edu/faculty_scholarship/471/







Shauna I. Marshall, Emerita Professor of Law at UC Hastings College of Law, served as Academic Dean from 2005 to 2013.

About Shauna I. Marshall

Shauna Marshall joined the Hastings faculty in 1994 as a Clinical Law Professor. Prior to joining the faculty, she spent 15 years working on behalf of the public interest. She began her career as a trial attorney for the US Department of Justice, Antitrust Division. Five years later, she joined Equal Rights Advocates as a staff attorney working on impact cases, policy initiatives and mobilizing campaigns on behalf of low income women and women of color. She then spent four years in the Stanford and East Palo Alto community, lecturing in the areas of civil rights and community law practice at Stanford Law School and directing the East Palo Alto Community Law Project. She served as Hastings Associate Academic Dean from 2000 – 2002 and Academic Dean from 2005 – 2013. She stepped down as Academic Dean in 2013 and joined the emeritus faculty in 2014. Professor Marshall writes in the area of community law practice and social justice. Professor Marshall’s greatest joy is mentoring future social justice advocates.



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