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Cause Lawyering

Political Commitments and Professional Responsibilities. …
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Titel: Cause Lawyering

ISBN: 0195113209
EAN: 9780195113204
Political Commitments and Professional Responsibilities.
references.
Sprache: Englisch.
Oxford University Press Inc

1. Oktober 1997 - kartoniert - 576 Seiten

Why do some lawyers devote themsevles to a specific social movement or political cause? What can we learn from such lawyers about the relationship between law and politics. CAUSE LAWYERING offers an insightful portrait of lawyers who sacrifice financial advantage in the name of a more just society. These telling essays show how cause lawyering is indispensable to the legitimization of professional authority.
Cause Lawyering and the Reproduction of Professional Authority: An Introduction; CONTEXTS AND CONDITIONS OF CAUSE LAWYERING; The Causes of Cause Lawyering: Toward an Understanding of the Motivation and Commitment of Social Justice Lawyers; Speaking Law to Power: Occasions for Cause Lawyering; The Struggle to Politicize Legal Practice: A Case Study of Left-Activist Lawyering in Seattle; CAUSE LAWYERING AND THE ORGANIZATION OF PRACTICE; Norris, Schmidt, Green, Harris, Higginbotham & Associates: The Socio-Legal Impact of Philadelphia Cause Lawyers; Still Trying: Cause Lawyering for the Poor and Disadvantaged in Pittsburg, PA; Critical Lawyers: Social Justice and the Structure of Private Practice; Destruction of Houses and Construction of a Cause: Lawyers and Bedouins in the Israeli Courts; STRATEGIES OF CAUSE LAWYERING UNDER LIBERAL LEGALISM; Rethinking Law's Allurements: A Relational Analysis of Social Movement Lawyers in the United States; Caring about Individual Cases: Immigration Lawyering in Britain; Between (the Presence of) Violence and (the Possibility of) Justice: Lawyering against Capital Punishment; THE POSSIBILITIES OF CAUSE LAWYERING BEYOND LIBERAL LEGALISM; Cause Lawyering in the Third World; Lawyers' Causes in Indonesia and Malaysia; Attorneys for the People, Attorneys for the Land: The Emergence of Cause Lawyering in the Israel-Occupied Territories; Cause Lawyers and Social Movements: A Comparative Perspective on Democratic Change in Argentina and Brazil; All or Nothing: An Inquiry into the (Im)Possibility of Cause Lawyering under Cuban Socialism; REFERENCES
Austin Sarat is William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Jurisprudence and Political Science at Amherst College. He has written and edited many books and articles on the theory and practice of law, including Race, Law, and Culture (OUP, 1997) and Divorce Lawyers and Their Clients (OUP, 1995). Stuart Scheingold is Professor of Political Science at the University of Washington, Seattle. He is the author of The Politics of Street Crime (1991) and The Politics of Law and Order (1984), among other books.
"Cause Lawyering offers a fascinating collection of empirical and theoretical work on a topic of considerable importance. This book also provides a set of tools and organizing principles that should reinvigorate both national and comparative studies of what has become a neglected sector of the legal profession--those trying to improve the lives of the disadvantaged."--Bryant Garth, Director of the American Bar Foundation
"Cause Lawyering is a comprehensive, transnational description and analysis of lawyers who put social goals ahead of client considerations. In elegant and provocative terms, Professors Sarat and Scheingold and their colleagues tell us what cause lawyers do, who they are, why they are committed to social causes, and what they accomplish. These lawyers, frequently working at the margins of legal systems and rarely well-paid, are the true statespeople of the legal profession and it is fitting that their efforts be analyzed by such an accomplished and thoughtful group of sociolegal scholars."--William L. F. Felstiner, Distinguished Research Professor of Law, University of Wales, Cardiff
"Very strong....There is not a bad essay in the collection; some of the essays are strikingly fresh and original. The range of essays, extending to cause lawyering in various undeveloped societies and contrasting these with the liberal societies of the West, is especially impressive. The essays are, on the average, so much better than anything else in their field that they set a new standard for the study of cause lawyers....A first-rate collection...there is nothing I know of in print that approaches it in quality and breath."--Robert Gordon, Yale Law School
"Brilliant essays expose the spectrum of activities undertaken by cause lawyers to foster their commitments to justice beyond the boundaries of law and politics....Suitable for faculty and graduate students in public law, this book presents a clear and lucid picture of the concept of cause lawy
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