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

    Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove: Turning Again: Been Down in the SouthThe Christian response to nonviolent direct action in 1963 sounded similar to many critiques of Baltimore's uprising today: yes, injustice is wrong. But we must be patient. Don't stir up tro …
    Dahr Jamail: The Navy’s Great Alaskan ‘War’The pristine waters in the Gulf of Alaska will be irreversibly damaged by the Navy's Northern Edge war games. National security is the usual justification, but aren't food, biodiversity, and …
    Kerstin Jacobsson: Urban Grassroots Mobilization in central-Eastern European CitiesThe mobilization of urban grassroots challenges the image of the overly professionalized and advocacy-oriented NGOs as the main civil society actors in post-Socialist countries. So, what is the state …