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The Lawyer's Myth: Reviving Ideals in the Legal Profession

Walter Bennett

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226042558
eISBN:
9780226042565
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226042565.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal Profession and Ethics

Lawyers today are in a moral crisis. The popular perception of the lawyer, both within the legal community and beyond, is no longer the Abe Lincoln of American mythology, but is often a greedy, ... More


The Venture

in Navigators of the Contemporary: Why Ethnography Matters

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226887517
eISBN:
9780226887531
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226887531.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

This chapter presents the author's thoughts about the present volume, which emerged from conversations between the author, who is a lawyer, and his two friends who are anthropologists. These ... More


The Profession and the Loss of Professional Mythology

in The Lawyer's Myth: Reviving Ideals in the Legal Profession

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226042558
eISBN:
9780226042565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226042565.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Legal Profession and Ethics

The ideal of the lawyer-statesman was a logical extrapolation of the role of the lawyer-professional in the republican society conceived by the founding fathers after the American Revolution. ... More


The Students

Christopher W. Schmidt

in The Sit-Ins: Protest and Legal Change in the Civil Rights Era

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226522302
eISBN:
9780226522586
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226522586.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The book begins with the four African American college students who, on February 1, 1960, sat down at the “whites only” lunch counter of the Greensboro Woolworth store and asked to be served. Their ... More


Islamist Lawyers in the Egyptian Emergency State: A Different Language of Justice?

Hussein Ali Agrama

in Questioning Secularism: Islam, Sovereignty, and the Rule of Law in Modern Egypt

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226010687
eISBN:
9780226010700
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226010700.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

This chapter examines how Islamist lawyers engaged the Egyptian emergency state through their legal practices. It highlights four dimensions of the author's fieldwork with Islamist lawyers: their ... More


Lawyers of the Right: Professionalizing the Conservative Coalition

Ann Southworth

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226768335
eISBN:
9780226768366
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226768366.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal Profession and Ethics

A timely and multifaceted portrait of the lawyers who serve the diverse constituencies of the conservative movement, this book explains what unites and divides lawyers for the three major ... More


Epilogue: Deferred Reckoning and the Double Inheritance

Yukiko Koga

in Inheritance of Loss: China, Japan, and the Political Economy of Redemption After Empire

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226411941
eISBN:
9780226412276
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226412276.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

“Epilogue: Deferred Reckoning and the Double Inheritance” takes readers to second decade of the twentieth-first century, pervaded by heightened political tension over Japan’s “history problem” within ... More


For Love or Money: Marriage and Divorce in the French Capital

Nancy L. Green

in The Other Americans in Paris: Businessmen, Countesses, Wayward Youth, 1880-1941

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780226306889
eISBN:
9780226137520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226137520.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Many Americans came to Paris to play, but the vast majority had to work to live there. This chapter looks at the variety of (gendered) jobs Americans did in Paris, from those servicing the American ... More


Grounds for Appeal? 02202002/03012002

in Travels with Tooy: History, Memory, and the African American Imagination

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226680583
eISBN:
9780226680576
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226680576.003.0030
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

This chapter discusses the efforts of the author and the family and friends of Tooy to find ways to appeal against his rape case knowing that Tooy would not survive seven years in prison. They sought ... More


Administering the Leveraging Proposal

in Mass Torts in a World of Settlement

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226567600
eISBN:
9780226567624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226567624.003.0012
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

This chapter deals with the implementation of the leveraging proposal. The leveraging proposal turns on the overriding of fee agreements reached by contract between plaintiffs' lawyers and their ... More


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