Legal Renewal

Legal Renewal

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"Justice is Love

correcting that which revolts against Love."

- Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

We are a nationwide network of lawyers, law professors, law students, and others interested in the progressive transformation of law. We seek to transform legal culture, within the United States and internationally, so that law can become a vehicle for creating a loving and caring world fostering empathy and compassion rather than adversarial self-interest and social separation.

We work to envision and create a legal process and a legal culture that goes beyond the vindication of individual rights in a socially separated world and toward the manifestation of authentic mutual recognition and reconciliation in a socially connected world.

In furtherance of that effort, we develop new forms of theory and practice that link the spiritual and the political in the intersection with our lives and with the world of law.  We seek to bring together leaders and activists in such spiritual, political and humanistic legal movements as Restorative Justice, Understanding-based Mediation, Collaborative Law, and Humanizing Legal Education under a common theoretical and practical vision that can help unify our respective efforts and build the political capacity to impact our field.

We hope you’ll join us!

Legal Renewal posts:

    Legal Renewal News from the Tikkun Daily Blog

    Dean Spade: Remembering Leslie Feinberg—A Queer and Trans Fighter for JusticeI will never forget the first time I saw Leslie Feinberg speak—New York City, 1996. The auditorium was full of young people like me who had read Stone Butch Blues and wanted to hear about gender and q …
    William Bole: Of Martyrs and MurderersWho is a martyr? The question comes to mind twenty-five years after what has become known as "the Jesuit massacre" in El Salvador.
    Lita Kurth: Affordable Housing Rally, San JoseSan Jose has the nation's largest unsheltered homeless population. In response to San Jose's homelessness crisis, the Sacred Housing Action Committee led a rally at city hall last week to in …