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To Forge New Hammers Of Justice: Deep-Six The Doing-Teaching Dichotomy And Embrace The Dialectic Of "Doing Theory", Barbara L. Bezdek Aug 2009

To Forge New Hammers Of Justice: Deep-Six The Doing-Teaching Dichotomy And Embrace The Dialectic Of "Doing Theory", Barbara L. Bezdek

Barbara L Bezdek

This essay argues that the teaching-doing tightrope bemoaned among clinicians, while posing real tensions, is overdrawn. The asserted dichotomy is between the demands of teaching legal theory and of doing daily law practice for clients enmeshed in poverty. The dichotomy is misleading because the development of transformative legal theory arises repeatedly on the front lines of client work, and interdependently with the works of attentive scholars. Two bellwether cases, Goldberg v. Kelly and Javins v. First National Realty, illustrate the vital interdependence of justice-seeking scholarship and justice-serving representation of clients in challenging the reigning structure of legal rules and constraining ...


Reflections On The Practice Of A Theory: Law, Teaching, And Social Change, Barbara L. Bezdek Aug 2009

Reflections On The Practice Of A Theory: Law, Teaching, And Social Change, Barbara L. Bezdek

Barbara L Bezdek

No abstract provided.


"Legal Theory And Practice" Development At The University Of Maryland: One Teacher's Experience In Programmatic Context, Barbara Bezdek Aug 2009

"Legal Theory And Practice" Development At The University Of Maryland: One Teacher's Experience In Programmatic Context, Barbara Bezdek

Barbara L Bezdek

No abstract provided.