The Making of a Civil Rights Lawyer

The Making of a Civil Rights Lawyer

by Michael Meltsner
     
 

ISBN-10: 0813925010

ISBN-13: 9780813925011

Pub. Date: 04/11/2006

Publisher: University of Virginia Press

The Making of a Civil Rights Lawyer is Michael Meltsner's vivid account of how, as a lawyer for Muhammad Ali, for the doctors who ended Jim Crow at American hospitals, and for scores of death row inmates, he became such a deeply involved activist in the civil rights movement.

About the Author:
Michael Meltsner, is currently Matthews Distinguished

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The Making of a Civil Rights Lawyer is Michael Meltsner's vivid account of how, as a lawyer for Muhammad Ali, for the doctors who ended Jim Crow at American hospitals, and for scores of death row inmates, he became such a deeply involved activist in the civil rights movement.

About the Author:
Michael Meltsner, is currently Matthews Distinguished University Professor of Law

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813925011
Publisher:
University of Virginia Press
Publication date:
04/11/2006
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
1,366,501
Product dimensions:
6.13(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Table of Contents


A Note on Language     ix
Introduction     1
Macon, Georgia     5
How I Went to Work for Thurgood Marshall     17
What They Didn't Teach Me at the Yale Law School     41
On-the-Job Training     55
A Sense of the Work     80
A White Civil Rights Lawyer     99
Greenberg and Bell     119
Me and Muhammad     137
The Complex World of Law Reform     148
Litigation: Means of Choice or Last Resort?     170
Legal Killing Revisited     192
The Future of the Death Penalty     219
Epilogue     239
So You Want to Be a Lawyer     257
Acknowledgments     265
Notes     269
Index     291

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