Journals Higher Education



Published: 08 April 2011

584 Pages

6.14 x 9.21 inches

ISBN: 9780199772872

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Lawyers in the Dock

Richard L. Abel

  • Fills an academic gap by offering data and interpretation concerning the current state of legal ethics and disciplinary processes
  • Provides attentive treatment to the sociological and structural causes of systemic moral failure and is conversant with virtually all of the attendant theoretical literature
  • Argues that, even though the ABA wants the federal government to criminalize lay advice in many areas of the law, much advice is currently provided by laypersons but billed by lawyers, who then pocket the surplus value
  • Includes a foreword written by Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor

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