Legal mobilization in schools: the paradox of rights and race among youth.

  title={Legal mobilization in schools: the paradox of rights and race among youth.},
  author={Calvin Morrill and Karolyn Tyson and Lauren B. Edelman and Richard Arum},
  journal={Law \& society review},
  volume={44 3-4},
In this article, we analyze ethnoracial patterns in youth perceptions and responses to rights violations and advance a new model of legal mobilization that includes formal, quasi-, and extralegal action. Slightly more than half of the 5,461 students in our sample reported past rights violations involving discrimination, harassment, freedom of expression/assembly, and due process violations in disciplinary procedures. Students, regardless of race, are more likely to take extralegal than formal… 

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