Pro Bono in Principle and in Practice: Public Service and the Professionsby Deborah Rhode
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.
"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
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Meet the Author
Deborah L. Rhode is the Ernest W. McFarland Professor of Law and Director of the Keck Center on Legal Ethics and the Legal Profession at the Stanford Law School. She has written and edited fourteen previous books, including The Difference "Difference" Makes: Women and Leadership (Stanford, 2003).
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