This book aims to provide a better understanding of the mission of public interest lawyers and stimulate thought about ways to energize and build a movement that advances social justice. It gives encouragement to law students to enter the field of public interest law.
Introduction—Public Interest Law: An Essential Component of the American Legal System 1. History of Public Interest Law 2. A Profile of Public Interest Law Based on the 1983–84 Survey 3. Trends in Funding 4. A Closer Look at the Practice of Public Interest Law 5. Litigation and Other Social Change Strategies 6. Widening Influence and Maturation of Public Interest Law 7. Conclusions and Recommendations