Relationship centered Lawyering

Author: Susan L. Brooks
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ISBN: 9781594600739
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This volume presents a highly innovative approach to legal practice grounded in human development and social interaction theories. Relationship-Centered Lawyering fulfills the deep and widespread yearning expressed by many practitioners to recapture past idealized images of the citizen lawyer. This groundbreaking book also responds to the dramatic changes within the legal profession within the past twenty years as well as new challenges for lawyers and judges created by our increasingly global society. The quest for a restored public image and a fulfilling professional life is reflected in the convergence of a number of movements that have swept across a wide swath of the legal profession -- including practitioners, judges, and legal scholars/educators. Such movements include Therapeutic Jurisprudence, Preventive Law, Restorative Justice, Transformative Mediation, and Humanizing Legal Education. In addition, recent reports on the state of the legal profession and legal education have issued recommendations for reform. The forward-looking approach presented in this volume directly responds to the call for a revitalized understanding of professionalism leading to a renewed sense of public trust, and enhanced professional training for the practice of law in the twenty-first century. A unique feature of this framework is its empirically tested scientific base. Relationship-centered lawyering is grounded in well-accepted principles and theories principally drawn from the mental health fields of social work and psychology. The relationship-centered approach calls upon lawyers to gain competency in three distinct areas: (1) contextualized understandings of human development; (2) just and effective legal process; and (3) affective and interpersonal competence.

Constructing Legal Discourses and Social Practices

Author: Girolamo Tessuto
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443893269
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Over recent decades, legal language and its representation of social action, social actors and social practices have provided systematic insights into the meaning and function of text, discourse or talk realised in academic, professional and institutional sites of communication, and generated a variety of data for analysis, method and theory. Constructing Legal Discourses and Social Practices, the first issue of the Legal Discourse and Communication international series, looks descriptively and interpretatively at the realised forms of legal discourse and how these are framed and organised by social practices within distinctive sites of legal communication. The four main parts of the book provide a broad coverage of key issues and perspectives arising from a variety of genres (spoken, as well as written) employed in institutional, professional and organisational communication of the law, and bring into focus recent research where language and law play out in the real world. This invaluable book is multi-dimensional and multi-perspectival in its design and implementation, and will be an essential reference for those researching and working in the areas of applied linguistics and for postgraduate students.

Climate Change across the Curriculum

Author: Eric J. Fretz
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 1498511198
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In this book, faculty members from a wide range of disciplines reflect on how they engage their academic specializations to teach students about the science, politics, and ethics of climate change. The contributors provide methods, strategies, rationales, and theoretical justifications for teaching climate issues in the university.

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.

Lawyers Ethics and the Pursuit of Social Justice

Author: Susan D. Carle
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 0814716407
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Many legal theorists and judges agree on one major premise in the field of law and religion: that religion clause jurisprudence is in a state of disarray and has been for some time. In Masters of Illusion, Frank S. Ravitch provocatively contends that both hard originalism (a strict focus on the intent of the Framers) and neutrality are illusory in religion clause jurisprudence, the former because it cannot live up to its promise for either side in the debate and the latter because it is simply impossible in the religion clause context. Yet these two principles have been used in almost every Supreme Court decision addressing religion clause questions. Ravitch unpacks the various principles of religion clause interpretation, drawing on contemporary debates such as school prayer and displaying the Ten Commandments on courthouses, to demonstrate that the neutrality principle does not work in a pluralistic society. When defined by large, overarching principles of equality and liberty, neutrality fails to account for differences between groups and individuals. If, however, the Court drew on a variety of principles instead of a single notion of neutrality to decide whether or not laws facilitated or discouraged religious practices, the result could be a more equitable approach to religion clause cases.

Arizona Law Review

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The Arizona Law Review is a student-edited publication of the James E. Rogers College of Law at the University of Arizona. The Review is committed to publishing works of high-quality, original, and thought-provoking legal scholarship.

Law and Popular Culture Text Notes and Questions

Author: David Ray Papke
Publisher: LexisNexis
ISBN: 0327174358
Format: PDF
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The United States is the world's most legalistic nation not only because of its laws, lawyers, and courts but also due to the amount, variety, and appeal of its law-related popular culture. This large body of materials and experiences profoundly affects what Americans expect from their legal institutions and government. Indeed, might it be true that pop cultural law is more important in shaping the lay public's assumptions and expectations than are actual laws and real-life courtroom proceedings? Law and Popular Culture is the first classroom text to examine the full range of American law-related popular culture. Designed primarily for law school use, the text examines the most influential pop cultural media—film, radio, television, and inexpensive fiction—but each of the text's 14 chapters begins with a list of five readily available Hollywood films that are relevant to that particular chapter. Instructors might screen selections from these lists in conjunction with their courses. After an introduction to the study of popular culture and an outline of the text's goals, the chapters themselves fall into two categories. Half concern the pop cultural portrayals of legal institutions and actors—law schools, the legal profession, clients, witnesses, judges, and juries. The second half concern assorted areas of law—Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, and Torts from the first-year curriculum and Business Law, Family Law, International Law, and Military Law from standard upper-level electives. Instructors might use the text at the pace of one chapter per week for an entire semester or pick and expand upon selected chapters as they think best. Overall, Law and Popular Culture underscores and scrutinizes the immense role popular culture plays in shaping the American legal consciousness. Teachers and students alike can use the text to explore what Americans expect from their law and legal institutions while at the same time honing their understanding of law and of the meaning of justice under law.

The Law and Ethics of Law Practice

Author: Margaret Raymond
Publisher: West Academic
ISBN:
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This exciting new professional responsibility casebook was designed to be teachable and versatile. New teachers and adjuncts will appreciate the extensive instructor support (including a detailed teacher's manual with suggestions for classroom presentation), while seasoned teachers will find the materials to be contemporary, intellectually challenging and provocative. The text caters to the needs of students who will enter small-firm or solo practice as well as large-firm practice. Problems at the end of each chapter, taken from current cases and news stories, incorporate cutting-edge issues and create possibilities for enrichment and expansion in areas of the instructor's interest.

Lawyers and Clients

Author: Robert D. Dinerstein
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 9780314235312
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Going beyond the basics of interviewing and counseling, this book examines practical and theoretical challenges lawyers face with clients. Each chapter explores a critical issue in interviewing and counseling, such as developing connection across difference; dealing with atypical clients; using engaged client-centered counseling; bringing narrative theory to bear on lawyer-client encounters; seeking truth; pursuing moral dialogue; discussing law; and understanding how expertise affects practice. The book investigates these issues primarily through detailed analysis of multi-layered lawyer-client conversations, arising in a variety of contexts, which invite the reader to consider and critique the lawyer's choices. A key theme is engaged client-centered lawyering, which emphasizes the importance of client choice and the impact of lawyers on clients, and affirms lawyers ability, through attending to the evolving contexts of clients lives, issues of technique, ethics, and law, to achieve open-hearted and wise engagement with clients.