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Community Economic Development Law Group

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Community Economic Development promotes economic empowerment by providing resources and tools to low-income communities. It is an area of law that combines public interest law with basic transactional law, community activism, with pragmatic business principles.

Lauren Danskine

The Community Economic Development (CED) law group at Boston College Law School seeks to:

  • Educate Law Students regarding issues and career opportunities in the field of community and economic development law.
  • Provide a link between the B.C. Law Community and Community Development Organizations in Boston.
  • Promote awareness of local, national and international efforts in the Community Economic Development field.
  • Provide hands-on opportunities for B.C. students to get involved locally in community development efforts.

Areas of interest: Micro-lending, Home-ownership, Landlord/Tenant Law, Community Activism, Policy Action, and Poverty Law.

Short Term Goals:

  • Sponsor a series of brown-bag lunches related to Community Development
  • Sponsor a film event about community development efforts in the Cambodian community
  • Develop a database of local community development groups in Boston
  • Sponsor speakers to discuss CED-related topics