University of South Florida Textbooks > Public Interest Lawyering

Public Interest Lawyering

ISBN:0735570833

ISBN13:9780735570832

Publisher:Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

Authors:Chen, Alan K Chen, Scott Cummings, Scott L Cummings

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Public Interest Lawyering Description

Public Interest Lawyering is the first comprehensive analysis of public interest lawyering that is suitable as a law school elective text and/or advanced legal profession courses and seminars. Drawing upon a range of theoretical and empirical perspectives, this timely textbook examines the lives of public interest lawyers, the clients and causes they serve, the contexts within which they work, the strategies they deploy, and the challenges they face today.

Features:

  • The first comprehensive overview of the broad range of contemporary issues faced by public interest lawyers in any American law school text.
  • Thorough discussion of important theoretical issues about the scope and definition of public interest lawyering.
  • Addresses American public interest law from a historical perspective with focus on current issues.
  • Expansive examination of the settings in which public interest practice occurs, including nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and private law firms.
  • Presents the advantages and limits of different legal strategies in public interest practice, including lobbying, public education, community organizing, and community economic development.
  • Addresses contemporary challenges of public interest law in context, including economics and financing, legal ethics, the role of legal education, and the globalization of public interest practice.
  • Discusses critiques of public interest law, including a reflection about the role of lawyers in social movements that addresses contemporary critiques.
  • Ethical obligations of public interest lawyers.
  • Explores special issues related to lawyer-client relations in social 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.

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