Introduction: Legal Services to the Poor in Developing Countries

Mary Elizabeth Kaslick

An Evaluative Framework of Legal Aid Models

Arthur L. Berney, Harry A. Pierce and Jay S. Silverstein
The purpose of this Article is to place the systems for legal service to the poor in the developed countries of the world within an evaluative perspective that may be useful to planners of such systems in developing countries. Part I presents one exposition of the process of national development, with particular emphasis on the role of law and lawyers. Part II describes the major legal service systems used in…

Law, Urban Development, and the Poor in Developing Countries

Scott E. Friedman, James L. Magavern, Myra Stuart and John Thomas
In this Article, the potential role of legal services for the urban poor in achieving levels and forms of urban development more satisfactory to their welfare will be considered. It will be seen that the inadequacy of urban development policies is a manifestation of the fundamental problems of political development confronting the poor countries and that only under uncommonly favorable political conditions can legal services prove effective in securing more…

Legal Aid Services in Malawi

Boyce P. Wanda and Stacy E. West
This Article will acquaint the reader with the organization and operation of legal aid services in Malawi. The discussion of the program will survey the economic, social, and legal context within which the program operates, the constitutional framework and the practical operation of the whole scheme, including the administration of the Legal Aid Department, the recruitment and functioning of the professional staff, and the kind of cases with which the…

Research on Legal Services and Poverty: Its Relevance to the Design of Legal Services Programs in Developing Countries

Clarence J. Dias
Depending upon their design and implementation, legal service programs can certainly assist in the dissemination of knowledge of legal rules and rights among sections of the society that otherwise would not have such knowledge. Legal service programs can thus encourage the mobilization of law by providing the information without which individuals might not be able to assert their rights. These programs should also increase access of the poor to dispute…

Commentary: Economic Concentration and the Antitrust Laws

Victor H. Kramer
I propose to review current definitions of monopolization, including some of the newer definitions advanced in the law books and by the Antitrust Division, but not yet adopted by the courts. Then I shall outline the leading proposal for legislative reform of the law of monopolization and venture some personal doubts and questions on the wisdom of the legislation. Next, I shall consider some of the reasons why the Sherman…