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The Lawyer's Myth Reviving Ideals in the Legal Profession

Author: Walter Bennett
Publisher: Chicago, IL University of Chicago Press 2010
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Lawyers today are in a moral crisis. The popular perception of the lawyer, both within the legal community and beyond, is no longer the Abe Lincoln of American mythology, but is often a greedy, cynical manipulator of access and power. In The Lawyer's Myth, Walter Bennett goes beyond the caricatures to explore the deeper causes of why lawyers are losing their profession and what it will take to bring it back. Bennett  Read more...
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Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Walter Bennett
ISBN: 9780226042558 0226042553 9780226042565 0226042561
OCLC Number: 1020172860
Description: 1 online resource (254 Seiten)

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Lawyers today are in a moral crisis. The popular perception of the lawyer, both within the legal community and beyond, is no longer the Abe Lincoln of American mythology, but is often a greedy, cynical manipulator of access and power. In The Lawyer's Myth, Walter Bennett goes beyond the caricatures to explore the deeper causes of why lawyers are losing their profession and what it will take to bring it back. Bennett draws on his experience as a lawyer, judge, and law teacher, as well as upon oral histories of lawyers and judges, in his exploration of how and why the legal pr ...

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