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Community Economic Development Law Group

student organizations

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