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News Posted on December 1, 2016

Professor Pruitt Comments for NPR's Morning Edition on Rural Lawyer Shortage

Professor Lisa R. Pruitt commented for National Public Radio on the shortage of lawyers impacting some rural areas of the country. The report, initially produced by NET News/Harvest Public Media in Nebraska, was broadcast on NPR's Morning Edition.

Although good data is somewhat scarce, Pruitt said she had heard about lawyer shortages in states like Maine, Georgia, Iowa, Montana, and Alaska.  In places where such shortages exist, it is an important problem, she said.

Lisa R. Pruitt, Martin Luther King, Jr. Professor at UC Davis School of Law, is a scholar whose recent work explores the legal relevance of rural spatiality, including how it inflects dimensions of gender, race, and ethnicity.  Pruitt's work also considers rural-urban difference in transnational and international contexts.