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Cause Lawyering: Political Commitments and Professional Responsibilities / Edition 1
     

Cause Lawyering: Political Commitments and Professional Responsibilities / Edition 1

by Austin Sarat, Stuart Scheingold
 

ISBN-10: 0195113209

ISBN-13: 9780195113204

Pub. Date: 01/28/1998

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195113204
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
01/28/1998
Series:
Oxford Socio-Legal Studies Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
576
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.60(d)

Table of Contents

Contributorsix
1.Cause Lawyering and the Reproduction of Professional Authority: An Introduction3
I.Contexts and Conditions of Cause Lawyering
2.The Causes of Cause Lawyering: Toward an Understanding of the Motivation and Commitment of Social Justice Lawyers31
3.Speaking Law to Power: Occasions for Cause Lawyering69
4.The Struggle to Politicize Legal Practice: A Case Study of Left-Activist Lawyering in Seattle118
II.Cause Lawyering and the Organization of Practice
5.Norris, Schmidt, Green, Harris, Higginbotham & Associates: The Sociolegal Import of Philadelphia Cause Lawyers151
6.Still Trying: Cause Lawyering for the Poor and Disadvantaged in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania181
7.Critical Lawyers: Social Justice and the Structures of Private Practice201
8.Destruction of Houses and Construction of a Cause: Lawyers and Bedouins in the Israeli Courts227
III.Strategies of Cause Lawyering under Liberal Legalism
9.Rethinking Law's "Allurements": A Relational Analysis of Social Movement Lawyers in the United States261
10.Caring about Individual Cases: Immigration Lawyering in Britain293
11.Between (the Presence of) Violence and (the Possibility of) Justice: Lawyering against Capital Punishment317
IV.The Possibilities of Cause Lawyering beyond Liberal Legalism
12.Cause Lawyering in the Third World349
13.Lawyers' Causes in Indonesia and Malaysia431
14.Attorneys for the People, Attorneys for the Land: The Emergence of Cause Lawyering in the Israeli-Occupied Territories453
15.Cause Lawyers and Social Movements: A Comparative Perspective on Democratic Change in Argentina and Brazil487
16.All or Nothing: An Inquiry into the (Im)Possibility of Cause Lawyering under Cuban Socialism523
Select Bibliography547
Index552

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