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The Resource The paradox of professionalism : lawyers and the possibility of justice, edited by Scott L. Cummings, (electronic book)

The paradox of professionalism : lawyers and the possibility of justice, edited by Scott L. Cummings, (electronic book)

Label
The paradox of professionalism : lawyers and the possibility of justice
Title
The paradox of professionalism
Title remainder
lawyers and the possibility of justice
Statement of responsibility
edited by Scott L. Cummings
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This book is about the role of lawyers in constructing a just society. Its central objective is to provide a deeper understanding of the relationship between lawyers' commercial aims and public aspirations. Drawing on interdisciplinary and comparative perspectives, it explores whether lawyers can transcend self-interest to meaningfully contribute to systems of political accountability, ethical advocacy and distributional fairness. Its contributors, some of the world's leading scholars of the legal profession, offer evidence that although justice is possible, it is never complete. Ultimately, how much - and what type of - justice prevails depends on how lawyers respond to, and reshape, the political and economic conditions in which they practise. As the essays demonstrate, the possibility of justice is diminished as lawyers pursue self-regulation in the service of power; it is enhanced when lawyers mobilize - in the political arena, workplace and law school - to contest it"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
MiAaPQ
Dewey number
173/.4
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
K117
LC item number
.P366 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1969-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Cummings, Scott L.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Law
  • Sociological jurisprudence
  • Practice of law
  • Legal ethics
Label
The paradox of professionalism : lawyers and the possibility of justice, edited by Scott L. Cummings, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1. Introduction: what good are lawyers? Scott L. Cummings; Part I. Lawyers and the Public Good: The Fundamental Dilemma: 2. Are lawyers friends of democracy? Robert W. Gordon; 3. 'The conscience of society?' The legal complex, religion, and the fates of political liberalism Terence C. Halliday; 4. More lawyers than people: the global multiplication of legal professionals Marc Galanter; 5. Faces of the tort pyramid: compensation, regulation, and the profession John Nockleby; Part II. Lawyers and Their Clients: Determinants of Ethical Practice: 6. How and why do lawyers misbehave? Lawyers, discipline, and collegial control Lynn Mather; 7. Aspects of professionalism: constructing the lawyer-client relationship Philip Lewis; 8. Professional regulation and public service: an unfinished agenda Deborah L. Rhode; 9. An innovative approach to legal education and the founding of the University of California, Irvine School of Law Carrie Hempel and Carroll Seron; Part III. Lawyers and Social Change: Mobilizing Law for Transformative Justice: 10. Without fear, favor or prejudice: judicial independence and the transformation of the judiciary in South Africa Penelope Andrews; 11. Lawyers in national policymaking Ann Southworth, Anthony Paik and John Heinz; 12. Cause lawyers and other signs of progress: three Thai narratives Frank Munger; 13. African youth mobilize against garbage: economic and social rights advocacy and the practice of democracy Lucie White; 14. Epilogue: just law? Richard L. Abel
Control code
EBC691906
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xii, 324 p.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Isbn
9781139080231
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
ill.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
The paradox of professionalism : lawyers and the possibility of justice, edited by Scott L. Cummings, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1. Introduction: what good are lawyers? Scott L. Cummings; Part I. Lawyers and the Public Good: The Fundamental Dilemma: 2. Are lawyers friends of democracy? Robert W. Gordon; 3. 'The conscience of society?' The legal complex, religion, and the fates of political liberalism Terence C. Halliday; 4. More lawyers than people: the global multiplication of legal professionals Marc Galanter; 5. Faces of the tort pyramid: compensation, regulation, and the profession John Nockleby; Part II. Lawyers and Their Clients: Determinants of Ethical Practice: 6. How and why do lawyers misbehave? Lawyers, discipline, and collegial control Lynn Mather; 7. Aspects of professionalism: constructing the lawyer-client relationship Philip Lewis; 8. Professional regulation and public service: an unfinished agenda Deborah L. Rhode; 9. An innovative approach to legal education and the founding of the University of California, Irvine School of Law Carrie Hempel and Carroll Seron; Part III. Lawyers and Social Change: Mobilizing Law for Transformative Justice: 10. Without fear, favor or prejudice: judicial independence and the transformation of the judiciary in South Africa Penelope Andrews; 11. Lawyers in national policymaking Ann Southworth, Anthony Paik and John Heinz; 12. Cause lawyers and other signs of progress: three Thai narratives Frank Munger; 13. African youth mobilize against garbage: economic and social rights advocacy and the practice of democracy Lucie White; 14. Epilogue: just law? Richard L. Abel
Control code
EBC691906
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xii, 324 p.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Isbn
9781139080231
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
ill.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote

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