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

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

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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"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
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
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
  • LAW / General
Label
The paradox of professionalism : lawyers and the possibility of justice, edited by Scott L. Cummings
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
678537212
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 324 pages
Isbn
9780521145992
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2010045749
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)678537212
Label
The paradox of professionalism : lawyers and the possibility of justice, edited by Scott L. Cummings
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
678537212
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 324 pages
Isbn
9780521145992
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2010045749
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)678537212

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