Lawyers, Law, and Social Change: Updated and Expanded Second Edition

Lawyers, Law, and Social Change: Updated and Expanded Second Edition

by Steve Bachmann
     
 

The first edition of Lawyers, Law and Social Change (Unlimited Publishing LLC, 2001) consisted of seven essays exploring the relationship that lawyers and law have to social change. Written over the course of the author’s 25 years as General Counsel of the Ass’n of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN), it discussed a number of topics, including…  See more details below

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The first edition of Lawyers, Law and Social Change (Unlimited Publishing LLC, 2001) consisted of seven essays exploring the relationship that lawyers and law have to social change. Written over the course of the author’s 25 years as General Counsel of the Ass’n of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN), it discussed a number of topics, including attacks on the legal profession; living the life of the activist lawyer; the relevance (or lack of it) of law and lawyers to lasting social change; the efficacy of poverty law; the religious perspective; social change concerns; and recent developments in law and social change.<br /><br />This expanded 2012 second edition from Harvardwood Books and Unlimited Publishing LLC adds a 60 page update published by the NYU Review of Law and Social Change in 2010, reprinted verbatim in its entirety for the benefit of a new generation of readers. Also added is a transcript of Bachmann’s keynote address at the NYURLSC’s 40th anniversary.<br /><br />Although it is widely read in law school classrooms, you don't need to be a lawyer to benefit from reading this book. The American social contract of the 20th century is spiraling the proverbial drain in today's increasingly polarized political climate. The stakes are huge for working people. If you are among the 99% who work for a living wage and want a bright future for your children, this book is for you.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940014895897
Publisher:
Harvardwood Books and Unlimited Publishing LLC
Publication date:
02/15/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
294
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

Since graduating from Harvard Law School in 1976, Steve Bachmann has represented a number of organizations working for social change, including neighborhood groups, labor unions, community radio stations, fair housing organizations, and anti-death penalty advocates. His practice has included litigating civil rights actions in federal and state courts nationwide. Bachmann is also the author of "U.S. Constitution for Beginners" (illustrated by Pulitzer prize winner Joel Pett) soon to be updated by For Beginners LLC and distributed by Random House. His other books include "Preach Liberty" (Four Walls Eight Windows) and "Nonprofit Litigation" (John Wiley & Sons) as well as four books of art and literary criticism published by Unlimited Publishing LLC.

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