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An Equal Place: Lawyers in the Struggle for Los Angeles

Scott L. Cummings


This book is about the role of lawyers in the movement to challenge economic inequality in one of America’s most unequal cities: Los Angeles. Covering a transformative period of city history—from the 1992 riots to the 2008 recession—the book examines how law has been used, and what it has achieved, in the struggle to make Los Angeles a more equal place. The backdrop is the dramatic growth of low-wage work powered by global outsourcing, declining unionism, increasing labor contingency, and surging immigration. The book’s narrative focus is on five pivotal campaigns in which lawyers allied with ... More

Keywords: low-wage work, labor movement, law and social movements, Los Angeles, worker organizing, movement lawyering, local government law, urban studies, labor law, community–labor coalitions

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9780190215927
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2021 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190215927.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Scott L. Cummings, author
Professor of Law, UCLA

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