Resources for the Radical Law Student

Getting through law school can be a challenge. Those of us who  come from marginalized backgrounds may be confronted by the way the law fails to provide the advantages of the legal system to all people. Individuals who start law school with a radical perspective may feel alienated or jaded by the liberal or right wing values they see embedded into legal decision making.

Here are some resources that may make it easier to navigate the complex terrain of politics and identity that is a legal education.

The National Association of Women and the Law has a handbook! It has a take on gender, racialization, queer identity in the law school, and provides a feminist survival strategy for the legal classroom, and a feminist perspective on legal practice.

Also check out this great article: Legal Education and the Reproduction of Hierarchy, by Professor Duncan Kennedy.


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