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What follows is an analysis that draws connections between activist teaching and activist scholarship and posits that it is the activism, the focus on the needs of Latinas/as, that makes them community service. In Part I, I describe the community lawyering program, one of the clinical law options, available at the University of New Mexico School of Law. In Part Il, I undertake to re-frame the law of wills in order to make this end-of-life ritual more relevant to the lives of Latinas/os. I then I enact a LatCritique of academic discussions and Outsider discourses. I conclude by examining our roles as theorists and practitioners employing an anthropological model, LatCrits as "native infonnants" cum ethnographers.

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Harvard Latino Law Review



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Bilingual, LatCrit, Community Lawyering, Latina/o



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