Community Economic Development Law Group
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.
Chair: 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