The Clean Sea Breeze of Bad Men

The Clean Sea Breeze of Bad Men

This is part of our symposium on the legal representation of poor people. In Professor Hershkoff and Loffredo’s post contextualizing their comprehensive handbook within the LPE movement, we can detect a certain irony. As they acknowledge, many lawyers, particularly those trained at elite institutions, eschew the representation of low-income communities for a host of reasons amounting…

LPE Praxis for Intergenerational Joy

LPE Praxis for Intergenerational Joy

This is part of our symposium on the legal representation of poor people. The question of how to put LPE into practice in legal services work naturally raises questions around methodology: who should elucidate and fulfill an agenda for life-affirming social change, and how should we go about it? More specific to lawyering, who should…

Politics and Poverty Law

Politics and Poverty Law

This is part of our symposium on the legal representation of poor people. This past February, I was asked, along with several of my colleagues at CUNY School of Law, to remark on Helen Hershkoff and Stephen Loffredo’s forthcoming book, Getting By. This was a supreme honor, given my admiration for Helen and Stephen’s work…

LPE in Practice: Why We Wrote Getting By

LPE in Practice: Why We Wrote Getting By

This is part of our symposium on the legal representation of poor people. Students often ask how they can put “LPE into practice.” Earlier this year (before law schools went remote because of COVID), Professor Angela Harris spoke at NYU Law and addressed this question, emphasizing three key features of moving from theory to practice:…