Through a conversation with IIT/Chicago-Kent College of Law Professor Felice Batlan, author of Women and Justice for the Poor: A History of Legal Aid, 1863-1945, participants will learn about the history of women’s involvement in legal aid. Participants will be asked to think about and discuss the impact this history has had on: 1) the types of cases legal aid takes and how our movement views the issue of poverty, and 2) how we privilege white male professionalism in the ways we provide legal services.



Professor Felice Batlan, IIT/Chicago-Kent College of Law
Erin Scott, Family Violence Law Center

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The Gendered History of Legal Aid: Impacts and Implications

March 25, 2021

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