Rebellious lawyering : one Chicano's vision of progressive law practice
- Gerald P. López.
- Boulder, Colo. : Westview Press, 1992.
- Physical description
- ix, 433 p. ; 23 cm.
- New perspectives on law, culture, and society
- López, Gerald P., 1948-
- Includes bibliographical references (p. 385-428) and index.
- The rebellious idea of lawyering against subordination-- a non-profit law office in transition-- a young lawyer in a small for-profit law firm-- a lay lawyer at work-- beyond orthodox organizing.
- (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Often, the well-intentioned efforts of activist lawyers working within low-income communities have not been effective. In this study of the practice of public interest law, the author argues that these failures can be traced to the inability of activist lawyers to shake off the tacit assumptions of their own legal culture. Weaving his argument around constructed dramatic accounts - scenarios based on years of observation and experience - Lopez builds a case that progressive lawyering demands a rethinking of the practice of law, the needs of the community and the relationship between the two.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
- Publication date
- 0813385601 (hc : alk. paper)
- 081338561X (pb : alk. paper)
- 9780813385600 (hc : alk. paper)
- 9780813385617 (pb : alk. paper)
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