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National Center for Preventive Law (U.S.)



  • Existence: 1986-

The National Center for Preventive Law ("NCPL") is dedicated to preventing legal risks from becoming legal problems. The NCPL was founded in 1986 and is housed at California Western School of Law, which is also home to the Louis M. Brown Program in Preventive Law ("Brown Program"). Both the NCPL and the Brown Program are made possible by the generous support of the Hermione and Louis Brown Foundation.

Both programs are dedicated to carrying on the Preventive Law work founded by the late Louis M. Brown. The Brown Program focuses on legal education and produces multimedia materials for use by law students and attorneys. The NCPL acts as a clearinghouse for information and as a network for those interested in the theory of Preventive Law or how it applies to particular areas of practice or the courts.