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

    Hannah Finnie: Against The Tide: The River Of Discrimination Flowing Against People With DisabilitiesTwenty five years after the passage of the ADA, the river of discrimination against people with disabilities continues to flow. The river is human-made: we created it, designed the very contours that …
    Heidi Hutner: A Lack of Precaution is the Biggest Problem in U.S. Chemical RegulationWe need to clean up our act in the U.S. We need to pollute less – and this means stopping our production and consumption of dirty and dangerous energy (natural gas, oil, coal, tar sands and nuclear). …
    Warren Blumenfeld: KKK Posing as Victim of “Cultural Genocide”Let’s be clear here: the Confederate battle flag no more represents white Southern culture anymore than the swastika flag represents Gentile German culture. What these flags do have in common, though, …