Teaching Access to Justice
TLR@90, Fall 2018
By Len Rieser [PDF]

What justifies our failure to engage all students in discussions of the justice gap, and of our obligation to do something about it? The limited attention we give to the subject is especially strange given our extensive focus on questions of ethics. Without minimizing the importance of the rules that prohibit us from failing to act zealously on behalf of our clients, from misusing client funds, and from divulging confidences and avoiding conflicts, isn’t it also a significant ethical issue that most people of low and even moderate means are unable obtain any legal help at all?

Len Rieser is Program Coordinator of the Sheller Center for Social Justice at Temple University Beasley School of Law.

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