Public Interest Lawyering

Author: Alan K. Chen
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 1454818883
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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.

Cause Lawyers And Social Movements

Author: Austin Sarat
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 9780804753616
Size: 22.58 MB
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Cause Lawyers and Social Movements seeks to reorient scholarship on cause lawyers, inviting scholars to think about cause lawyering from the perspective of those political activists with whom cause lawyers work and whom they seek to serve. It demonstrates that while all cause lawyering cuts against the grain of conventional understandings of legal practice and professionalism, social movement lawyering poses distinctively thorny problems. The editors and authors of this volume explore the following questions: What do cause lawyers do for, and to, social movements? How, when, and why do social movements turn to and use lawyers and legal strategies? Does their use of lawyers and legal strategies advance or constrain the achievement of their goals? And, how do movements shape the lawyers who serve them and how do lawyers shape the movements?

Social Enterprise

Author: Marc J. Lane
Publisher: Amer Bar Assn
ISBN: 9781604427394
Size: 41.34 MB
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The future demands an entrepreneurial approach to business if organizations wish to survive. Social enterprise is the heart of much of that activity. This important and timely book describes the special legal considerations lawyers must know when advising for-profit or not-for-profit entities that engage in "socially conscious" activities. From funding, organizational structure, business models, governance, and tax treatments, this book is the complete legal guide to social enterprise.

Modern Consumer Law

Author: Katherine Porter
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 1454860855
Size: 61.23 MB
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Modern Consumer Law is a lively, concise, problem-focused text on contemporary consumer law. It is the only text on the market conceptualized after Dodd-Frank and its creation of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The book takes a functional approach to consumer law, looking at types of transactions such as mortgages as well as kinds of laws such as disclosure rules. It examines core theoretical questions in an accessible way, revealing consumer law as a series of statutes built on the common law foundations of contract and tort. Organized into 28 class-sized assignments, the book is easy to adapt to a teacher’s preferences in terms of focus and class credits. The problems provide students with the opportunity to apply statutes to realistic situations and ask them to consider the perspectives of consumers, businesses, and lawmakers. Katherine Porter is a national expert in consumer law and a co-author of Wolter Kluwer’s The Law of Debtors and Creditors.

The Future Of The Public University In America

Author: James J. Duderstadt
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 1421403935
Size: 64.99 MB
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The authors conclude by suggesting strategies at the state and federal level to preserve and strengthen public higher education as a resource for future generations.

The Law Of Environmental Justice

Author: Sheila R. Foster
Publisher: American Bar Association
ISBN: 9781604420838
Size: 21.65 MB
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Environmental justice is the concept that minority and low-income individuals, communities and populations should not be disproportionately exposed to environmental hazards, and that they should share fully in making the decisions that affect their environment. This volume examines the sources of environmental justice law and how evolving regulations and court decisions impact projects around the country.

Introduction To Public Law

Author: Élisabeth Zoller
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004161473
Size: 63.22 MB
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"Introduction to Public Law" is a historical and comparative introduction to public law. The book traces back the origins of the "res publica" to Roman law and analyzes the course of its development, first during the monarchical age in continental Europe and England, and then during the republican age that began at the end of the eighteenth century with the democratic revolutions in the United States and France. For each period and country, the book analyzes the major concepts of public law and their transformations: sovereignty, the state, the statute, the separation of powers, the public interest, and administrative justice.

How Leading Lawyers Think

Author: Randall Kiser
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783642204845
Size: 19.32 MB
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In this book, 78 leading attorneys in California and New York describe how they evaluate, negotiate and resolve litigation cases. Selected for their demonstrated skill in predicting trial outcomes and knowing when cases should be settled or taken to trial, these attorneys identify the key factors in case evaluation and share successful strategies in pre-trial discovery, negotiation, mediation, and trials. Integrating law and psychology, the book shows how skilled attorneys mentally frame cases, understand jurors’ perspectives, develop persuasive themes and arguments and achieve exceptional results for clients.

Leadership

Author: Deborah L. Rhode
Publisher: Aspen Publishers
ISBN: 9781454802174
Size: 49.87 MB
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This is the first course book targeted for leadership courses in law schools, and one of the few accessible classroom- oriented texts for leadership in policy and management programs. It combines excerpts from leading books and articles, accessible background material, real-world problems and case histories, class exercises, and bibliographic and media references in areas of core leadership competencies. Features: Author Deborah L. Rhode has edited three well respected books on leadership (two on women and one on moral leadership), has developed one of the first law school courses on leadership, and has written widely on leadership. Each chapter includes excerpts from foundational texts, engaging overviews of core concepts, discussion questions, class problems, and exercises. The problems and overviews draw on contemporary real world examples as well as leading research. Each major topic includes links to short segments from movies, documentaries, and news clips that can be shown in class. Sufficient materials are available so that professors who want to focus only on law, or policy, or management, can select readings and problems centered on those areas. Coverage includes key theoretical and empirical issues concerning the nature and qualities of leadership, the role of values, gender and diversity, philanthropy and public service, and core competencies (decision making, influence, communication, conflict resolution, crisis management, social and organizational change). Materials on moral leadership and scandals make for highly engaging discussion on "how the good go bad." A separate chapter on leadership through film and literature provides background and questions for leading novels, short stories, and movies that profile leadership challenges in law, policy, and management.

The Ideal Element In Law

Author: Roscoe Pound
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780865973251
Size: 18.51 MB
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Roscoe Pound, former dean of Harvard Law School, delivered a series of lectures at the University of Calcutta in 1948. In these lectures, he criticized virtually every modern mode of interpreting the law because he believed the administration of justice had lost its grounding and recourse to enduring ideals. Now published in the U.S. for the first time, Pound's lectures are collected in Liberty Fund's The Ideal Element in Law, Pound's most important contribution to the relationship between law and liberty. The Ideal Element in Law was a radical book for its time and is just as meaningful today as when Pound's lectures were first delivered. Pound's view of the welfare state as a means of expanding government power over the individual speaks to the front-page issues of the new millennium as clearly as it did to America in the mid-twentieth century. Pound argues that the theme of justice grounded in enduring ideals is critical for America. He views American courts as relying on sociological theories, political ends, or other objectives, and in so doing, divorcing the practice of law from the rule of law and the rule of law from the enduring ideal of law itself. Roscoe Pound is universally recognized as one of the most important legal minds of the early twentieth century. Considered by many to be the dean of American jurisprudence, Pound was a former Justice of the Supreme Court of Nebraska and served as dean of Harvard Law School from 1916 to 1936. Please note: This title is available as an ebook for purchase on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and iTunes.