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Access to Justice

Spring 2020 • LAW 610 • Credits: 2

Instructor: Staff

As a result of taking this course, students will be able to: 1. Acquire the tools and language to think cogently about privilege and racism and other forms of oppression and how they affect the justice system in the U.S. 2. Make informed assessments of your own “access to justice” obligations as lawyers. 3. Assess the strengths and weaknesses of varied access to justice models, and engage with critical shortcomings in access to justice in the U.S. 4. Identify barriers to increasing access to justice on the federal, state, and local levels. 5. Take positions on the “levels” of access needed in criminal law and civil law settings. 6. Understand the ways that traditional lawyering is incompatible with most conceptions of access to justice. 7. Appreciate why non-traditional lawyering models for justice (legal technology, block and limited legal representation, limited license legal techs, court navigators and ombudsman, liability insurance, etc.) may increase access to justice.