Sessions Information

  • January 4, 2017
    10:30 am - 12:15 pm
    Session Type: AALS Discussion Groups
    Session Capacity: N/A
    Hotel: Hilton San Francisco Union Square
    Room: Golden Gate 2
    Floor: Lobby Level


    Discussion Groups provide an in-depth discussion of a topic by a small group of invited discussants selected in advance by the Annual Meeting Program Committee. In addition to the invited discussants, additional discussants were selected through a Call for Participation. There will be limited seating for audience members to observe the discussion groups on a first-come, first-served basis.

     
    The evolution of community economic development (CED) over the past several decades has witnessed dramatic growth in scale and complexity. New approaches to development and related lawyering, and to philosophies underlying these approaches, challenge us to reimagine the framework of CED. From the early days of community development corporations to today’s sophisticated tools of finance and organization, this evolution reflects “why law matters” in pursuit of economic justice and opportunity. Change is visible in new approaches to enterprise development and novel grassroots initiatives that comprise a virtual “sharing economy,” as well as intensified advocacy around low-wage work and efforts to contain runaway housing markets against a backdrop of stressed municipal budgets. There has also been a parallel evolution in the legal academy—the maturing of CED programs and expanded attention in scholarship and teaching.

    The goal of this discussion group is to give further definition to CED at a fluid moment in its history and to assess an array of new strategies in the field. Are we in a new post-CED era? What are its primary features? Why, how, and to what extent do law and law schools matter in CED?

Session Speakers
Organization: Texas A&M University School of Law
Discussion Group Participant

Organization: The University of Michigan Law School
Discussion Group Participant

Organization: Stanford Law School
Discussion Group Participant

Organization: University of California, Hastings College of the Law
Discussion Group Participant

Organization: American University, Washington College of Law
Discussion Group Participant

Organization: University of Denver Sturm College of Law
Discussion Group Participant

Organization: University of California, Los Angeles School of Law
Discussion Group Moderator

Organization: Georgetown University Law Center
Discussion Group Participant

Organization: Northeastern University School of Law
Discussion Group Moderator

Organization: Fordham University School of Law
Discussion Group Participant

Organization: Tuttle Law Group
Discussion Group Participant

Organization: Marquette University Law School
Discussion Group Participant

Organization: University of Maine School of Law
Discussion Group Moderator

Organization: University of California, Davis, School of Law
Discussion Group Participant

Organization: University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law
Discussion Group Participant

Session Fees

Fees information is not available at this time.