Public Interest Lawyering A Contemporary Perspective

ISBN-10: 0735570833

ISBN-13: 9780735570832

Edition: 2013

Authors: Chen, Scott Cummings

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Public Interest Lawyering is the first comprehensive analysis ofpublic interest lawyering that is suitable as a law school elective textand/or advanced legal profession courses and seminars. Drawing upon arange of theoretical and empirical perspectives, this timely textbookexamines the lives of public interest lawyers, the clients and causesthey serve, the contexts within which they work, the strategies theydeploy, and the challenges they face today.Features:The first comprehensive overview of the broad range ofcontemporary issues faced by public interest lawyers in anyAmerican law school text.Thorough discussion of important theoretical issues aboutthe scope and definition of public interest lawyering.Addresses American public interest law from a historicalperspective with focus on current issues.Expansive examination of the settings in which public interestpractice occurs, including nonprofit organizations, governmentagencies, and private law firms.Presents the advantages and limits of different legal strategies inpublic interest practice, including lobbying, public education,community organizing, and community economic development.Addresses contemporary challenges of public interest law incontext, including economics and financing, legal ethics, the roleof legal education, and the globalization of public interest practice.Discusses critiques of public interest law, including areflection about the role of lawyers in social movements thataddresses contemporary critiques.Ethical obligations of public interest lawyers.Explores special issues related to lawyer-client relations insocial change contexts.Extensive coverage of:Models of law reform organizations.Conservative cause lawyering.Government lawyers.The economics of social change lawyering.Global social change lawyering.Accompanied by a comprehensive Teacher’s Manual thatprovides an overview of the material in each chapter, describes thetype of issues the materials are designed to raise, and includessample class discussion questions and topics.
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Book details

List price: $107.00
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
Publication date: 12/21/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 592
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.530
Language: English

Who Public Interest Lawyers Are
Defining Public Interest Lawyering
American Public Interest Lawyering: From Past To Present
Political Ideology And Public Interest Lawyering
What Public Interest Lawyers Do
Practice Sites For Public Interest Lawyering
Public Interest Advocacy Strategies
The Public Interest Lawyer-Client Relationship
Contemporary Challenges For Public Interest Lawyering
Legal Ethics In The Public Interest
Educating Public Interest Lawyers: Obstacles And Opportunities
Public Interest Lawyering In Global Perspective
Epilogue
New Directions, Ongoing Challenges
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