Access to Justice / Edition 1

Access to Justice / Edition 1

by Deborah L. Rhode
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195306481

ISBN-13: 9780195306484

Pub. Date: 12/28/2005

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

"Written by America's leading expert on legal ethics, Access to Justice chronicles the wide gap between the lofty aspirations and harsh realities of American justice. As Deborah L. Rhode demonstrates, America is over-lawyered and underrepresented: there is too much law for those who can afford it and too little for everyone else." Access to Justice avoids both…  See more details below

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"Written by America's leading expert on legal ethics, Access to Justice chronicles the wide gap between the lofty aspirations and harsh realities of American justice. As Deborah L. Rhode demonstrates, America is over-lawyered and underrepresented: there is too much law for those who can afford it and too little for everyone else." Access to Justice avoids both simplistic lawyer-bashing and liberal lament. Rhode outlines what could and should be done to curb frivolous litigation, but focuses her attention squarely on the far greater problem of unnecessary expense and unaffordable remedies. A scathing indictment of America's legal status quo, Access to Justice presents no mere manifesto but a reasoned and realistic agenda for lasting reform.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195306484
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
12/28/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
8.80(w) x 5.70(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

1Equal justice under law : the gap between principle and practice3
2Litigation and its discontents : too much law for those who can afford it, too little for everyone else24
3Historical perspectives : legal rights and social wrongs47
4Access to what? : law without lawyers and new models of legal assistance79
5Locked in and locked out : the legal needs of low-income communities103
6Presumed guilty : class injustice in criminal justice122
7Pro bono in principle and in practice145
8A roadmap for reform185

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