This article examines the way that one environmental justice organization advised its members about litigation and legal strategies. As many scholars would predict, the Center for Health, Environment and Justice discouraged activists from using litigation as the primary strategy to advance their agenda. However, they also offered activists advice about how to control the role of lawyers to prevent them from dominating the movement. In addition, the organization offered activists ideas for ways of making litigation and legal strategies more accessible to grassroots participation.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Geography, Planning and Development
- Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law
- Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis