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The soul of the law

Author: Benjamin Sells
Publisher: Chicago, Illinois : American Bar Association, [2014]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 20th anniversary editionView all editions and formats
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"Author Benjamin Sells examines the meaning of both individuality and community as they pertain to lawyers and the practice of law. He describes the abstraction of many lawyers from the world around them, and how this leads directly to the numbness dissatisfied lawyers often feel, and he names and explains the sense of exile from our larger society that leads to the loneliness many of us experience. He bluntly  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Benjamin Sells
ISBN: 9781627222983 1627222987
OCLC Number: 863127754
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xxiii, 176 pages; 23 cm
Contents: What does the law want? --
How the law thinks --
How the law works --
The litigious mind --
Tyranny of the mind --
Lawyers in love --
Staying and going --
Soul values.
Responsibility: Benjamin Sells.

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"Author Benjamin Sells examines the meaning of both individuality and community as they pertain to lawyers and the practice of law. He describes the abstraction of many lawyers from the world around them, and how this leads directly to the numbness dissatisfied lawyers often feel, and he names and explains the sense of exile from our larger society that leads to the loneliness many of us experience. He bluntly challenges lawyers to take responsibility for the state of their profession. The Soul of the Law spurred a movement. There is a direct through line from this book through Steven Keeva's Transforming Practices and on to two fully-formed genres: there are now dozens of work-life balance titles and 'our troubled profession' titles published annually. Yet The Soul of the Law remains one of the most essential of these. The sense of dislocation, upheaval, and uncertainty among lawyers today is arguably several orders of magnitude more profound than it was twenty years ago - making the glimmers of hope provided by Benjamin Sells more timely and relevant than ever"--Unedited summary from book cover.

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