Teaching from the left in contract law requires awareness of its partiality and evolution in the context of globalization that increases social stratification.
When teaching international economic law it is essential to address "common sense" notions and how they inform students' ideas and approaches.
This generation should form a "People's Movement" as a response to right wing domination and the many urgent problems of our time.
In the law school context, the Left can focus producing leftist policy alternatives, and helping students resist cooptation into the oppressive system.
Calls for abolishment of Terry doctrine and advocates probable cause standard for police stops instead of reasonable suspicion.
Truth commissions seek to overcome limitations with criminal system by giving victims a public voice, but in fact merely shift narrative power to transcriber.
Even traditional law school pedagogy of reading opinions can facilitate progressive insights when doctrine is contextualized and underlying values are exposed.
The nature of legal education creates a paradox for leftist professors, who are forced to either use existing legal tools to change the system from within (activism) or move outside the existing legal system altogether (revolution).
Recounts author's experience of reshaping his contracts class around discussing a custodial workers' strike at the school that was happening at the time.
Legal pluralism is good for professional moral health and pluralism of professional perspective allows us to put aside quesitons about the unified nature of the legal order and focus on projects of identity, power and ethics.
Absent flag-positions of "left" and "right" as the bases of our arguements, decision-making and political expression deform and become general indecision.
Traditional legal education is alienating. Reform legal education to account for emotional, ethical, and practical implications of law in people's lives.
Teaching from the left is urging students to engage in historical evolution of left thought deploying reason to improve human tradition.
Depoliticized legal education is disconnected from politicized reality. Leftist education must help students be critical thinkers to enable institutional change.
A meditation on the transference of trauma within the legal system.
Interprets the contrasting view of critical legal education of two previous authors (Schlag and Gearey) as representing two faces of the left's confusion.
Teaching tools of self-reflection is essential to creating a program of teaching from the left in the field of property and heritage law.
Legal teaching has a limiting, centralizing, homogenizing tendency. Professors should not present techniques and doctrine as established truths.
Distinguishes critical legal thought an an elaboration on critical legal studies in different contexts and is constituted by anxiety from challenging tradition.
Other Issues in this Volume
- Police Use of Race in Suspect Descriptions: Constitutional Considerations
- Detaining Due Process: The Need for Procedural Reform in "Joseph" Hearings after Demore v. Kim
- Policing Protest: Protecting Dissent and Preventing Violence through First and Fourth Amendment Law
- Planned Failure: California's Denial of Reunification Services to Parents with Mental Disabilities
- The Asthma Crisis in Low-Income Communities of Color: Using the Law as a Tool for Promoting Public Health
- Toward Gender Equality: Affirmative Action, Comparable Worth, and the Women's Movement
- The Doctor Won't See You Now: Rights of Transgender Adolescents to Sex Reassignment Treatment
- Derrick Bell's Narratives as Parables