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should LSD have a public interest/social justice board?

yes
 28 (58.3%)
for sure
 18 (37.5%)
no - i hate people and/or support injustice
 2 (4.2%)

Total Members Voted: 29

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rhombot

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Re: public interest/social justice board
« Reply #10 on: February 09, 2006, 11:42:16 AM »
*** this post contains the kind of useful information you would receive more of if LSD had a public interest/social justice board ***

check out equal justice works' e-guide to public interest programs:

http://www.equaljusticeworks.org/eguide/search.aspx

although only about 60 law schools have volunteered information for the guide, it's a useful resource, since those schools offering strong support for public interest folks are the schools most motivated to respond to the survey.

also: EJW's CEO david stern has told me that starting next year, the e-guide will be published on newsweek's website. this is sure to motivate more schools to provide information.
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Re: public interest/social justice board
« Reply #11 on: February 09, 2006, 11:50:22 AM »
thanks rhombot!  I would love also to have a discussion over what is "public interest law" according to different faculty, students, schools...  for example, it never occurred to me that being a prosecutor would be considered public interest until I was looking into LRAPs and some listed it as an example profession.  When I first thought of public interest law, it seemed clear that it was for non-profits doing social justice work (from any side of the spectrum).  Interesting to think not all people assumed that...

Anyway, I'm impressed by equal justice works.  Are there other organizations similar to them?

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Re: public interest/social justice board
« Reply #12 on: February 09, 2006, 11:52:52 AM »
Add me to the list.
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Re: public interest/social justice board
« Reply #13 on: February 09, 2006, 12:00:32 PM »
*** this post contains the kind of useful information you would receive more of if LSD had a public interest/social justice board ***

Anyway, I'm impressed by equal justice works.  Are there other organizations similar to them?

the ABA has a public interesty page:

http://www.abanet.org/legalservices/

there's the national lawyers' guild, which has law student membership and chapters at many law schools. it publishes a "law school disorientation" guide:

http://www.nlg.org/

there tend to be a lot of public interest law conferences, like the reblaw conference at yale next weekend:
http://islandia.law.yale.edu/reblaw/
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Re: public interest/social justice board
« Reply #14 on: February 28, 2006, 05:34:14 PM »
Yes, please add such a board!
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Re: public interest/social justice board
« Reply #15 on: March 06, 2006, 03:15:58 PM »
you would think that choice would be given in a matter related to social justice...
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Re: public interest/social justice board
« Reply #16 on: March 07, 2006, 10:07:50 AM »
right you are. i added another option to the poll.
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Re: public interest/social justice board
« Reply #17 on: March 08, 2006, 08:35:35 AM »
I would also find a board like this to be quite helpful.

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Re: public interest/social justice board
« Reply #18 on: March 22, 2006, 06:28:32 PM »
Make it so!
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Re: public interest/social justice board
« Reply #19 on: March 22, 2006, 06:31:20 PM »
This is where Andrew waves his hands, posts "So mote it be" and *poof* we have the board.  Right?
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