Legal Renewal

Legal Renewal


"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

    Cat Zavis: Love Wins! Lessons from the Movement for Marriage EqualityYou only have to read Justice Kennedy’s decision to see how much the opinion is written in language of spiritual progressives rather than traditional liberal values. Kennedy focuses on the ideals of l …
    Warren Blumenfeld: NRA’s Strategy of Blaming the VictimsWhile LaPierre by implication blames the massacre at Sandy Hook on school officials for not having armed guards, Cotton places direct blame on the murdered pastor for his own death and the death of ni …
    Cat Zavis and Rabbi Michael Lerner: The Path to Defeat RacismTo uproot this racism at every level in which it manifests, we need a systematic program. As spiritual progressives, we start first with the need to grieve all the suffering that victims of racism hav …