The Worlds Cause Lawyers Make: Structure and Agency in Legal Practice (edited by Austin Sarat and Stuart A. Scheingold)

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The Worlds Cause Lawyers Make: Structure and Agency in Legal Practice (edited by Austin Sarat and Stuart A. Scheingold)

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The study of cause lawyering has grown dramatically and is now an important field of research in socio-legal studies and in research on the legal profession. The Worlds Cause Lawyers Make: Structure and Agency in Legal Practice adds to that growing body of research by examining the connections between lawyers and causes, the settings in which cause lawyers practice, and the ways they marshal social capital and make strategic decisions.

The book describes the constraints to cause lawyering and the particulars that shape what cause lawyers do and what cause lawyering can be, while also focusing on the dynamic interactions of cause lawyers and the legal, professional, and political contexts in which they operate. It presents a constructivist view of cause lawyering, analyzing what cause lawyers do in their day-to-day work, how they do it, and what difference their work makes. Taken together, the essays collected in this volume show how cause lawyers construct their legal and professional contexts and also how those contexts constrain their professional lives.

Professor Krishma's contribution, chapter 11, is titled "Transgressive Cause Lawyering in the Developing World: The Case of India."

ISBN

9780804752282 (hb.), 9780804752299 (pbk.)

Publication Date

2005

Publisher

Stanford University Press

City

Stanford, CA

Keywords

Cause Lawyers, Public Interest Law, Practice of Law

Disciplines

Law | Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility | Legal Profession | Public Law and Legal Theory

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Full bibliographic details available here.

Copies available in the Jerome Hall Law Library, K118.P82 W67 2005

The Worlds Cause Lawyers Make: Structure and Agency in Legal Practice (edited by Austin Sarat and Stuart A. Scheingold)

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