Rethinking the foundational critiques of lawyers in social movements

Argues that the often critical account of the role that lawyers played in past progressive social movements should be reconsidered. The analysis locates lawyers next to nonlegal actors, who have to confront their own challenges, such as leadership struggles and debates of the pace of change. Asks how the evaluation of lawyers in social movements might change if the same analytical tools used to highlight the limits of legal advocacy were applied to nonlegal strategies.
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