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Lawyer's Myth Reviving Ideals in the Legal Profession

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ISBN-10: 0226042553

ISBN-13: 9780226042558

Edition: 2001

Authors: Walter Bennett

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Description:

The popular perception of the lawyer is no longer the Abe Lincoln of American mythology, but is often a greedy, cynical manipulator of power. This book explores why lawyers are losing their profession and what it will take to bring it back.
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Book details

List price: $52.00
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 1/1/2002
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 251
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Introduction
The Professional Wound
The Dark Landscape of the Profession: The Legal Academy and the Loss of Ideals
The Profession and the Loss of Professional Mythology
The Mythological Function of the Lost Ideals
The Negative Archetype in Professional Mythology
Professional Mythology and the Loss of Community
Why the Profession Should Be Saved
A Preface to New Ideals: Coming to Terms with the Historical Masculinity of the Profession
Realizing the Feminine in Lawyers' Work: Conceiving a New Ideal of Power
Beginning the Lawyer's Inner Journey: New Models and Heros
Something Greater than Oneself: Envisioning a New New Ideal, Understanding Lawyers' Faith
Pursuing the Lawyers' Faith: Reconvening the Campfire, Creating Storytelling Models for a Broader Ideal of Justice
The Roles of Law Schools and the Bar in Conceiving a New Profession
Reflections
A Model Mentoring Program for Young Lawyers
A Model Mentoring Program for Law Students
Duties of Statewide Mentoring Coordinator
Notes
Index