I recently “reblogged” Prison Break, a post by Keith DeHavelle. In that post , describes the National Lawyers Guild (NLG). Since ‘s post already describes the NLG quite well, I will not try to redo his effort.
I just wanted a better measure of the importance of the NLG. So I decided to google “National Lawyers Guild” history site:edu. I restricted the search to the .edu domain in the hope I might get a more objective history at an educational institution. I suppose that sounds stupid, but the NLG has chapters all over the country, and I was trying to filter out those web sites. So what did I get? I got law schools.
Here are the first five web sites that I turned up.
- Brief History of the National Lawyers Guild at The University of New Mexico
- National Lawyers Guild – Tulane Chapter at Tulane University Law School (brief history at the bottom of the page)
- National Lawyers Guild: From Roosevelt through Reagan at Temple University provides the opportunity to buy a book through Temple University Press
- National Lawyers Guild is The Washington College of Law chapter of the National Lawyers Guild
- National Lawyers Guild at Southwestern Law School
Anyway, the list goes on and on. I got 158,000 hits just in the .edu domain.
Make sure you read ‘s post, Prison Break. Then ask yourself a question. What kind of effect would an organization like the NLG have on our nation’s law schools?