by Angela Morris (law.com, Nov. 29, 2018)
Purvi Shah has a vision that law should serve society as a building block for equality and an architect for justice.
But the deep-rooted societal problems of racism and inequality surfacing in U.S. culture—including police shootings and sexual harassment—have made Shah see that lawyers must do more to realize her vision.
Shah, founder and executive director of Movement Law Lab,
has embarked on a journey to train and support lawyers and legal organizations dedicated to placing the full force and power of the law behind communities fighting for social justice. The idea, known as “movement lawyering,” is getting a boost from Shah’s nonprofit, which funds and incubates projects by attorneys and legal organizations looking to make a difference.