ISBN-10:
080475361X
ISBN-13:
9780804753616
Pub. Date:
06/05/2006
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
Cause Lawyers and Social Movements / Edition 1

Cause Lawyers and Social Movements / Edition 1

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Overview

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?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780804753616
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Publication date: 06/05/2006
Edition description: 1
Pages: 360
Sales rank: 367,752
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Austin Sarat is William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Jurisprudence and Political Science and Five College Fortieth Anniversary Professor at Amherst College. Stuart A. Scheingold is Professor Emeritus of Political Science at the University of Washington. Together, Sarat and Scheingold are the authors of Something to Believe In: Politics, Professionalism, and Cause Lawyering (Stanford University Press, 2004).

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