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Activism as a Legal Strategy: Promoting Environmental and Social Justice

Sascha Bollag Sascha Bollag is a staff attorney with Green Justice, a group of independent public interest lawyers coming together to provide accessible legal support on various social justice issues and train future competent, ethical effective attorneys. He previously served as staff attorney with the Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center (GNOFHAC), where he [...]

The Danger of Being Wrong About Animal Rights: A Social Justice Attorney’s View

Jerold D. Friedman Jerold D. Friedman has been an activist since winning the “Super Environmentalist” award in grade school. He’s served on several boards of charities, been published in several books, and has been an NLG member since 2001. Because I am a civil rights activist, I am also an animal rights activist. Animals and [...]

Rosario, Vilardi, and Their Progeny: Do They Hold Rogue Prosecutors Accountable and Bring Justice to the Wrongfully Convicted?

Daniel Kelly Daniel Kelly is an associate at LeClair Ryan, P.C., working out of the New York City office. He is licensed to practice law in New York and New Jersey and admitted to the bars of the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. His practice areas include [...]

Humans, Hierarchy, and Human Rights

Harold McDougall Harold McDougall is a professor of law at Howard University, Washington, DC. He says, “I wish to thank my research assistants, Ahmad Ahmadzai, Tiffany Dayemo, Alexandria Randall and Jonathan McDougall for their research and writing contributions to this article. (Santia McLaren, Brooke Oki, Monique Peterkin and Tabias Wilson worked on an earlier version.) [...]

Democracy, Capitalism, and the Law

Joseph Taecker-Wyss Joseph Taecker-Wyss is a junior at New York University’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study. There, he is designing his own concentration focusing on issues within the political economy. In the summer of 2017, he interned at the National Lawyers Guild San Francisco Bay Area Chapter and wants to continue to be work on [...]

Editor’s Preface (Fall 2017)

Nathan Goetting Editor-in-Chief In “Humans, Hierarchy, and Human Rights” Harold McDougall seeks to understand why so many social justice movements form, burn brightly, then either fade or are transformed away from their original mission. His explora­tion is interdisciplinary, using biological, anthropological, psychological, and sociological research to explain the causes which bring humans to band together [...]