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ERIC Number: ED002131
Record Type: RIE
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Pages: 15
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THE LAW SCHOOLS AND THE WAR ON POVERTY.
PAULSEN, CONRAD G.
TEACHERS IN ANY SUBJECT AREA SHOULD BE AWARE OF THE CONCERNS OF THE POOR, PARTICULARLY IN LAW. FAMILY LAW HAS BECOME HARSH UPON THE POOR. LEADING CASEBOOKS CONTAIN LITTLE ABOUT THE LAW OF NEGLECT, ABOUT FAMILY COURT ORDERS OF PROTECTION, OR ABOUT RULES APPLICABLE TO THE PROGRAM OF AID TO DEPENDENT CHILDREN. CRIMINAL LAW AND PROPERTY LAW PRESENT SIMILAR PROBLEMS. FUNDAMENTALLY, LAW FACULTIES USE CASEBOOKS AND TEXTBOOKS AS SOURCES OF INFORMATION. UNTIL THESE ITEMS ARE INTRODUCED INTO TEXTBOOK FORM, THE LAG IN INSTRUCTION IS LIKELY TO CONTINUE. SOME INSTRUCTIONAL CONTRIBUTIONS MADE BY LAW SCHOOLS ARE DESCRIBED. LEGAL RESEARCH IS DONE IN THE LAW SCHOOLS. THROUGH THE RESEARCH EFFORTS AND THE KNOWLEDGE OF LAW FACULTIES, CONTRIBUTIONS CAN BE MADE TOWARD CHANGING RULES OF LAW TO BENEFIT THE POOR. LAW FACULTIES, STUDENTS, AND LAWYERS CAN ASSIST IN TRAINING LAY PERSONS TO ASSIST IN SERVICES REQUIRING ADVOCACY AND ADVICE. BETTER COMMUNICATION BETWEEN THOSE WHO GIVE LEGAL HELP AND THOSE WHO NEED IT WILL IMPROVE COMMUNITY RELATIONS. A NEW FEELING OF CONCERN HAS BEEN AWAKENED IN THE LEGAL FIELD BY THE WAR ON POVERTY. NEW OPPORTUNITIES EXIST THROUGH LEGAL SERVICES ESTABLISHED TO HELP THE POOR. LAW SCHOOLS ARE RECOGNIZING THE NEED TO TRAIN STUDENTS AND THE NEED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE GROWING FIELD OF LEGAL AID TO THE POOR.
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Identifiers: NEW YORK; New York (New York)