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

    Grace Mungovan: Professor Johanna Fernández talks with Tikkun about Mumia, Bernie Sanders, Love, and the Power of Radical EmpathyIn honor of Mumia Abu-Jamal's recent birthday, we here at Tikkun Daily thought we would mark the day by publishing an interview with Johanna Fernández, a professor of History at Baruch College (C …
    Kathryn Frey-Balter: Passover, Parenting and PardonsThis year, I have exhausted Passover’s eight days writing love letters to President Obama. My letters all close with the same refrain: “Let my clients GO!” Is it a prophecy that Passover’s final day – …
    Murali Balaji: How the Christian Right Interprets and Tries to Legislate Religious LibertyLast week, a Texas Senate committee convened a special hearing to explore ways to “protect” religious freedom. That’s a noble aim and in a state as religiously diverse as Texas, home to the country’s …