WPFW Interview of Prof. Edgar Cahn on Threat to Legal Services
Thursday, April 6, 2017
Posted by: Joe Libertelli
On Tuesday, April 18, 2017, UDC Clarke School of Law Professor Edgar Cahn was interviewed by David Rabin on Washington, DC's Pacifica Radio affiliate, WPFW, 89.3 FM. In the interview, Cahn shared his perspectives on the nature and necessity of the federal system that funds legal services for low-income people nationwide.
Professor Cahn, who, with his late wife Jean Camper Cahn, co-founded the Antioch School of Law, had previously co-written what may be the most influential law review article in U.S. history, a broadside on how the U.S. legal system was failing the poor. The article, “The War on Poverty: A Civilian Perspective” (The Yale Law Journal 73, no. 8 (July 1, 1964): 1317–1352), is widely credited with catalyzing the creation of the Legal Services Corporation, the federal agency whose financial support of local legal services offices has resulted in critically-needed access to the U.S. legal system for literally millions of low-income Americans over the ensuing decades.
Please click here to download the episode (MP3 format, 29MB).