Using the law for social change: a 101 guide
of using the law – and some the key concepts
and questions you may encounter.
More useful information, examples and advice on using the law.
Using legal expertise to inform or persuade
Equipping people to make their own change
Challenging and enforcing the law
What is pro-bono?
Sources of funding
Law as part of your campaign strategy: Shelter Case Study
Read our blogs about using law for social change
In this episode we looked at trends in the use of law, political responses to it, and changes on the horizon. Whether you are a legal eagle or a total novice, it’s important to know the law is there for you and the communities you work for when it’s needed, but what...
Lasting social change is often complex and long term – but legal action can inject energy into your progress In 1772, the verdict in the Somerset v Stewart case effectively declared slavery unlawful in England and Wales. It was the culmination of five years of legal...
Don’t dismiss using the law in your campaigning and change-making before you understand it better As the Supreme Court deliberates the lawfulness of prorogation, it seems an appropriate time to ask ‘what is our justice system for and is civil society using it well?’...