Why the world needs more lawyers

Professor Brescia combines his experience as a public interest attorney in New York City with his scholarly interests to address economic and social inequality, the legal and policy implications of financial crises, how innovative legal and regulatory approaches can improve economic and community development efforts, and the role technology can play in expanding access to justice for people of low- and moderate-income. Ray shares his ideas about social change and creative lawyering in his talk. Professor Brescia combines his experience as a public interest attorney in New York City with his scholarly interests to address economic and social inequality, the legal and policy implications of financial crises, how innovative legal and regulatory approaches can improve economic and community development efforts, and the role technology can play in expanding access to justice for people of low- and moderate-income. 

Before coming to Albany Law, he was the Associate Director of the Urban Justice Center in New York, N.Y., where he coordinated legal representation for community-based institutions in areas such as housing, economic justice, workers' rights, civil rights and environmental justice. He also served as an adjunct professor at New York Law School from 1997 through 2006. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.

SOURCE: Why the World Needs More Lawyers | Ray Brescia | TEDxUnionCollege. TEDx Talks. Published on June 19, 2018. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fa6kdjatrpI

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