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UDC Law Professor Edgar Cahn ’63 will speak Oct. 7 on Lawyering and System Change

Edgar S. Cahn ’63, Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of the District of Columbia School of Law, will deliver a Dean’s Lecture on Thursday, October 7, at Yale Law School. The lecture, titled “Co-Producing Justice: Lawyering and System Change,” will be given at 12 noon in the Faculty Lounge. Those planning to attend should RSVP to Carolyn.poole@yale.edu.  

Professor Cahn teaches Law and Justice and directs the Community Service Program at UDC School of Law. He is a co-founder with his late wife of the Antioch School of Law, UDC School of Law’s predecessor and the first law school in the United States to educate law students primarily through clinical training in legal services to the poor. He is also founder of TimeBanks USA; the Time Dollar Youth Court; and CareBanks. His use of “time dollars” as an economic strategy for addressing social problems is described in his books, Time Dollars (1992) and No More Throw-Away People: The Coproduction Imperative (2004), showing how to mobilize a nonmarket economy that recognizes and rewards reciprocal contributions of service and caring.

He earned his B.A. from Swarthmore and his M.A., Ph.D., and J.D. from Yale.