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 I. Marshall, Mission Impossible?: Ethical Community Lawyering, 7 Clinical L. Rev. 147 (2000).
Shauna I. Marshall, Walking the Walk: An Affirmative Action Plan for Moving Welfare Parents into the Workplace, 9 Stan. L. & Pol’y Rev. 77 (1998).
Shauna I. Marshall, Class Actions as Instruments of Change: Reflections on Davis v. City and County of San Francisco, 29 U.S.F. L. Rev. 911 (1995).
Shauna I. Marshall, Insightfully Depicting the “Trees” but Blurring the “Forest”, 7 Hastings Women’s L.J. 369 (1996) (reviewing Jill Duerr Berrick, Faces of Poverty: Portraits of Women and Children on Welfare (1995)).