Social Justice:Professionals, Communities and Law: Cases and Materials / Edition 1

Social Justice:Professionals, Communities and Law: Cases and Materials / Edition 1

by Martha Mahoney, Stephanie M. Wildman, John O. Calmore, Stephanie Wildman
     
 

This law school casebook provides materials enabling the study of law and lawyering for social justice. It will help students gain a richer view of the profession than they gain in most law school courses, and stimulate them to think broadly about the role of lawyers in working with contemporary movements for social change. Also reviews the strategies and activities… See more details below

Overview

This law school casebook provides materials enabling the study of law and lawyering for social justice. It will help students gain a richer view of the profession than they gain in most law school courses, and stimulate them to think broadly about the role of lawyers in working with contemporary movements for social change. Also reviews the strategies and activities of social justice lawyers in collaboration with community activists. These issues are explored systematically, allowing emphasis on different themes and substantive areas depending on the interests and focus of a particular course.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780314257130
Publisher:
West Academic Publishing
Publication date:
03/01/2003
Series:
American Casebook Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
1136
Product dimensions:
7.60(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.70(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface

Copyright Acknowledgments and Reprint Permissions Table of Cases

Table of Authorities

Introduction

Part I. A System of Lawyers: The Legal Profession and Work for Social Justice

Chapter

Entering the Profession: Ideals and Obstacles

The Legal Profession, Legal Services, and Access

Social Justice Lawyers in Context

Personal Identity, Role, and Values: Becoming a Lawyer, Staying Yourself

From Individual Clients to Groups and Communities: Establishing and Sustaining a Viable Lawyer- Client Relationship

Professional Responsibilities in Context: The Social Justice Challenge

Part II: A System of Law: Shaping Claims in Social Justice Cases

The Political Nature of Rights Claims

Livelihood: Work, Caregiving, and Dependency

Participation in Democratic Society

The Judiciary and Access to Courts

Part III. A System of Politics: Legal Work and Social Change

Lawyers and Political Struggles Toward Transformation

The Movement Toward a New Fair Housing: Redressing Spatial Inequality and Injustice

Sexual Minorities: The Movement for Equality and Liberation

The Movement Against Domestic Violence

Index

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