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By Austin Sarat, Stuart Scheingold

Why do a little legal professionals commit themselves to a given social circulate or political reason? How are such deeds of person dedication and private trust justly performed, given the beliefs of disinterested specialist provider to which attorneys are (in idea, no less than) purported to adhere? What do we study from such legal professionals concerning the dating among legislations and politics?Cause Lawyering is a smart and sundry selection of responses to those questions, that includes a couple of exceptional felony students keen on anti-poverty attorneys, legal professionals who paintings opposed to capital punishment, immigration attorneys, and different legal professionals operating to finish oppression. Editors Austin Sarat and Stuart Scheingold have assembled right here a important cross-national portrait of legal professionals pressured to sacrifice monetary achieve that allows you to use their felony talents within the merchandising of a extra simply society. those telling and demanding essays totally discover the connection among reason lawyering and the geared up felony professions of many various countries--the US, England, South Africa, Israel, Cuba, etc. They describe the software of legislations as a source in political struggles and, conversely, spotlight the limitations lower than which legal professionals inevitably function once they flip to politics. a few supply huge theoretical overviews; others current wealthy case studies.Advancing a basic argument in regards to the very nature of the criminal occupation, this booklet explains the concepts that reason attorneys installation, in addition to the demanding situations they face in attempting to be legally astute and potent whereas ultimate politically dedicated and conscious. even though it is a debatable means of working towards legislations, reason lawyering, as explicated within the essays during this quantity, is certainly necessary to the legitimization authority.

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69. Carol Greenhouse, "Courting Difference: Issues of Interpretation and Comparison in the Study of Legal Ideologies," Law and Society Review 22 (1988), 687. 70. " 71. American Bar Association Commission on Professionalism, 'In the Spirit of Public Service': A Blueprint for the Rekindling of Lawyer Professionalism (Chicago: American Bar Association, 1986), 10. PART I Contexts and Conditions of Cause Lawyering This page intentionally left blank CHAPTER 2 The Causes of Cause Lawyering Toward an Understanding of the Motivation and Commitment of Social Justice Lawyers CARRIE MENKEL-MEADOW Whoever saves a single soul, it is as if he had saved the whole world.

Lawyering and Its Limits (Milton Keynes, United Kingdom: Open University Press, 1994). 30. " See Martha Minow, "Political Lawyering: An Introduction," Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review 31 (1996), 289. 31. See Louise Trubek, "Embedded Practices: Lawyers, Clients, and Social Change," Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review 31 (1996), 432. 32. Joel Handler, Ellen Jane Hollingsworth, and Howard Erlanger, Lawyers and the Pursuit of Legal Rights (New York: Academic Press, 1978).

Cambridge: Polity Press, 1984). : Harvard Press, 1964), and Paul Hirst, Law, Socialism and Democracy (London: Allen & Unwin, 1986). 40. : Rutgers University Press, 1982). 41. R. Lefcourt, Law against the People (New York: Vintage, 1971). See also Karl Klare, "Judicial Deradicalization of the Wagner Act and the Origins of Modern Legal Consciousness, 1937-1941," Minnesota Law Review 62 (1978), 265; Linda Medcalf, Law and Identity (Beverly Hills: Sage, 1978); R. Bruun, "The Boldt Decision," Law and Policy 4 (1978), 271.

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