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2003

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Washington University in St. Louis

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Law As Social Work, Jane Harris Aiken, Stephen Wizner Jan 2003

Law As Social Work, Jane Harris Aiken, Stephen Wizner

Washington University Journal of Law & Policy

In our work as lawyers for low income clients and as clinical teachers, we are sometimes told by our professional counterparts in private practice—especially those who work in large corporate firms—that what we do “isn’t law, it’s social work.” Similarly, our students sometimes complain that the work they do on behalf of low income clients “isn’t law, it’s social work.”

In the past we have tended to respond to this “social worker” charge defensively. We insisted that what we and our students do is “law,” that it is really no different from what private ...


The Value Of Diversity: What The Legal Profession Must Do To Stay Ahead Of The Curve, Dennis W. Archer Jan 2003

The Value Of Diversity: What The Legal Profession Must Do To Stay Ahead Of The Curve, Dennis W. Archer

Washington University Journal of Law & Policy

This essay poses a challenge for increased diversity in the legal profession and legal institutions. Highlighting the strides made in racial diversity within the legal context, this paper incorporates data and historical developments to suggest the need for greater diversity in law schools and the legal profession.