Civic and Legal Skills

VIDEOS
Michael Sandel – The Lost Art of Democratic Debate

WEBSITES, NEWSLETTERS, and PERIODICALS
Nolo: Law for All  Free legal information and a search engine for finding a lawyer as well as books and software.

All Law: The Internet’s Premiere Law Portal  Articles, information, legal forms, lawyer location services and more.

TOOLS & APPS
UCLA: The Civil Rights Project  Legal tools and resources for academics and the public alike.

ARTICLES and BOOKS
Civic Skills  Paper by a graduate student from the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University on the history, development and current context of the concept and elements of citizenship and civic participation.

9 Things You Should Know Before Signing a Lease

How to Read a Contract if You Are Not a Lawyer  A 2 part post written by an ex-lawyer on how to go about reading a contract the important parts of which to consider.

12 Tips for Negotiating and Compromising with Difficult People  An article from the Dale Carnegie Blog. Links to related posts.

PROFESSIONAL RESOURCES
CIVICUS. An international alliance dedicated to strengthening citizen action and civil society around the world.