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Legal ethics should be far more than a set of rules on professional responsibility; they can serve as a means for changing power relations, empowering the disenfranchised, and advocating progressive social change. Lawyers Ethics and the Pursuit of Social Justice broadens the discussion on legal ethics by first introducing the historical and theoretical background and then ...more
Paperback, 425 pages
Published August 22nd 2005 by New York University Press
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When I began reading this, I didn't realize it was framed as an "alternative textbook" for a course legal ethics. I know that sounds silly for anyone reading the title, but when I see "a critical reader" I assume it's a collection of essays and literature. To that extent, Carle has gathered a wide variety of interesting authors who push readers (particularly law students) to consider the bounds of lawyers as professionals who govern their own ethics and disciplinary procedures. While it skips ...more
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Susan D. Carle attended Yale Law School, where she served as an editor of The Yale Law Journal. After graduation she clerked on the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and then worked as an appellate attorney in the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice and at the leading union-side labor and employment law firm of Bredhoff & Kaiser. She was W.M. Keck Fellow ...more
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