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J. C.R. & Econ. Dev.
I contend that America’s law schools, through their adoption of an appropriately modified version of this community development model, will be better positioned to promote their public service and social justice missions. My goal is to demonstrate two points: first, this available diversity initiative, known popularly as Native American diversity, has succeeded in facilitating the community building efforts of eligible minority communities throughout Indian Country; and second, this diversity initiative has also reinvigorated the social justice and public service missions of those law schools that have chosen to embrace it.
My article is divided into three parts. Part I describes the birth of both Native American diversity and the Indian self-determination movement during the late 1960s. In Part II, I assess whether the community development model of Native American diversity can serve to reinvigorate the social justice and public service missions of America’s law schools. In Part III, I offer my proposed synthesis of the emerging community based lawyering model and the Native American lawyering model as the practical basis for the reform of the social justice and public service missions of America’s law schools. I conclude my article with a brief assessment of the future role of Native American diversity as a practical means for revitalizing the commitment and practice of social justice within America’s law school. (Introduction)
Cross, Raymond, "The Fate of Native American Diversity in America's Law Schools" (2013). Faculty Law Review Articles. 102.