Pro Bono in Principle and in Practice: Public Service and the Professions

Pro Bono in Principle and in Practice: Public Service and the Professions

by Deborah Rhode
     
 

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This book offers the first broad-scale study of the factors that influence American lawyers' pro bono work, including an original empirical survey of over 3,000 lawyers and a comparative analysis of public service by other professionals and by lawyers in other countries.See more details below

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This book offers the first broad-scale study of the factors that influence American lawyers' pro bono work, including an original empirical survey of over 3,000 lawyers and a comparative analysis of public service by other professionals and by lawyers in other countries.

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"This is an excellent, impeccably researched book, which makes an important, original contribution to the scholarly literature of pro bono work. It will deservedly receive a great deal of attention and be the basis for future studies and discussions."—Erwin Chemerinsky, Duke Law School

"Public Service and the Professions is an important treatment of the problem of pro bono legal service. This book presents new empirical research on current practice by lawyers, law firms, and law schools in performing and promoting pro bono legal services. No other work combines thoroughness, currency, and such an empirical base."—Geoffrey Hazard, University of Pennsylvania Law School

"Rhode's book offers a brilliant and comprehensive analysis of pro bono. The book has it all: it explores the arguments for pro bono, the debate over whether it should be mandatory, the social psychology of giving, pro bono in other nations and other professions - and, as a bonus, it reports the results of a comprehensive study spearheaded by Rhode of why lawyers do pro bono. Written with Rhode's characteristic clarity, grace, erudition, and wit, Pro Bono in Principle and Practice stands out as the one indispensable book on pro bono service."—David Luban,Frederick Haas Professor of Law and Philosophy, Georgetown University Law Center

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780804751070
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
Publication date:
05/27/2005
Edition description:
1
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

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