Move to Amend Reports Features Peter Gabel This Week

August 18, 2014

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This week, we talk with Dr. Peter Gabel, a law academic and a leading figure within the Critical Legal Studies movement, about the role of law in shaping popular consciousness and how to use it effectively to bring about progressive social change.

Dr. Gabel is former president of New College of California and was for thirty years a law professor at New College’s public-interest law school. He is Editor-At-Large of Tikkun magazine, a co-founder of the Critical Legal Studies movement in legal scholarship, and the author of many articles on law, politics, and social change. He is president of the Arlene Francis Center for Spirit, Art, and Politics in Santa Rosa, California, and the author of two books, The Bank Teller and Other Essays on the Politics of Meaning, and the recently released Another Way of Seeing: Essays on Transforming Law, Politics, and Culture. Dr. Gabel has written more than a dozen articles in law journals such as the Harvard Law Review and Texas Law Review, focusing on the role of law in shaping popular consciousness and on how law can best be used to bring about progressive social change. He lives with his partner Lisa Jaicks, a union organizer with Unite Here, and their son Sam, in San Francisco.

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