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Legal Aid 1900 To 1930: What Happened To Law Reform?, Mark Spiegel Jun 2015

Legal Aid 1900 To 1930: What Happened To Law Reform?, Mark Spiegel

Boston College Law School Faculty Papers

This article offers a counter narrative to the conventional description of legal aid in the United States. By offering this counter narrative it focuses us on certain enduring difficulties that any legal aid or legal services program has to face if it wants to engage in reform efforts: problems of funding and problems of the social and historical context. Conventional wisdom has it that legal aid until the 1960s was largely devoted to individual cases and that it was not until the advent of federally-funded legal services that law reform and social change became part of the delivery of legal ...


The Formative Period Of First Amendment Theory, 1870-1915, Alexis Anderson Jan 1980

The Formative Period Of First Amendment Theory, 1870-1915, Alexis Anderson

Boston College Law School Faculty Papers

Reprinted in Civil Liberties in American History: Major Historical Interpretations, vol. 1, edited by Kermit L.Hall, 1-20. New York: Garland Publishing, 1987.