Short abstracts of the presentations were submitted by many of the speakers in advance of the conference. The titles of those that were submitted are underlined; to view those abstracts, click on the title.

Title: Access To Housing And Land – Three Methodologies From Three Different Clinics

Lead Presenter: Alicia Alvarez


  1. Maria Lucia Torres-Villarreal
  2. Ruth Mestre

Session Abstract: This panel will explore different methodologies for lawyering in a clinical setting. We will use three different clinics in different countries as a lens into how law students and lawyers can work with communities. We hope to explore how our different contexts, on a social, economic and political (both on the micro and macro) levels may impact the types of clinics we teach in and the types of legal work we take on. At the same time, our students can draw meaning from the work we take on as well as the lawyering we may not do. The beginning of our conversation is situated in the cities of Valencia in Spain, Bogota in Colombia and Detroit in the United States. We will then move to a discussion of the context of the participants. Our examples are based on access to land and housing but we believe the conversation is of interest to lawyers and law students working in all different types of settings.

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