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June 5, 2017

Cunningham Writes Op-Ed in the Washington Post on Access-to-Justice

Vice Dean and Professor of Legal Writing Larry Cunningham co-authored a piece in the Washington Post entitled, The legal profession is failing low-income and middle-class people. Let’s fix that.  Vice_Dean_Cunningham

Co-authored with Jennifer Bard, former dean of the University of Cincinnati College of Law, the op-ed argues that unmet legal needs of the poor and middle class should be met by diversifying the types of practitioners that can provide legal services. Drawing on an analogy to medicine—where pharmacists can administer vaccines and nurse practitioners can be on the front line of diagnosing and treating ailments—Cunningham and Bard argue that we should have legal practitioners who can also exercise independent judgment within the scope of their training.

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