Changemaking and the Law - Archive

Tech & Democracy: Why we must update the social contract for the digital age

On January 13th, we talk to Albert Fox Cahn, founder of Surveillance Technology Oversight Project (S.T.O.P.), about the threats and opportunities of surveillance technology, and why we must update the social contract for the digital age. Register for the event Here This conversation is part of our...
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What’s Ahead for Asylum Seekers in the U.S.

"Fellow Swapna Reddy is making sure asylum seekers are seen as the strong, resilient changemakers they are - in their own lives and in American society."

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Why We Must Update the Law for the Digital Age

Albert Fox Cahn advocated for the Public Oversight of Surveillance Technology (POST) Act. Passed in June 2020, the Act will require the NYPD to disclose every spy tool it uses.

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ACMS 2020 Changemaker Lawyers

From November 17th to 19th, 2020, the Ashoka Changemakers Summit is taking place virtually around the globe. Ashoka's Integrity Team is excited to participate by hosting a panel on Changemaker Lawyers on Wednesday at 2pm EST. Learn more about our talk and the panelists in our packet. Learn More...
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In a Moment of Change, Savvy Firms Are Finding Ways to Innovate

"For law firms, the key to preparing for post-pandemic growth is to pay attention to where the proverbial snow is melting."
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Can Prosecutors Be Taught to Avoid Jail Sentences?

Which part of the justice system has most resisted change? It's not the police - At least 60 district attorneys have come to see incarceration as destructive, racist, expensive and ineffective. But can they persuade their own staffs? Adam Foss founded Prosecutor Impact to repair our criminal justice...
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Is There A Higher Calling For America’s Lawyers?

Supporting a new generation of lawyers and legal organizations to work alongside progressive movements for change

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Re-Coding Asylum: Lawyers With Tech Battling For Migrant Justice

Creating an immigration system that humanizes rather than dehumanizes people

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The Case for Studying Law in Middle School

How Sneha Durairaj and Tom Dulski found the inspiration for Legally Ours

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The Changemaker Lawyer: Innovating the Legal Profession for Social Change

"As lawyers today confront existential challenges to their profession, from globalization to technological change, they face demands to innovate. In a world of rapid change, individuals must have certain skills to succeed; they must be 'changemakers.'"
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