American Legal Profession in Crisis - 
      James E. Moliterno

American Legal Profession in Crisis

Resistance and Responses to Change

Throughout history, the American legal profession has tried to hold tight to its identity by retreating into its traditional values and structure during times of self-perceived crisis. The American Legal Profession in Crisis: Resistance and Responses to Change analyzes the efforts of the legal profession to protect and maintain the status quo even as the world around it changed. Les mer
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Throughout history, the American legal profession has tried to hold tight to its identity by retreating into its traditional values and structure during times of self-perceived crisis. The American Legal Profession in Crisis: Resistance and Responses to Change analyzes the efforts of the legal profession to protect and maintain the status quo even as the world around it changed. Author James E. Moliterno,
consistently argues that the profession has resisted societal change and sought to ban or discourage new models of legal representation created by such change. In response to every crisis, lawyers asked: "How can we stay even more 'the same' than we already are?"

The legal profession has been an unwilling, capitulating entity to any transformation wrought by the overwhelming tide of change. Only when the shifts in society, culture, technology, economics, and globalization could no longer be denied did the legal profession make any proactive changes that would preserve status quo. This book demonstrates how the profession has held to its anachronistic ways at key crisis points in US history: Watergate, communist infiltration, waves of immigration, the
explosion of litigation, and the current economic crisis that blends with dramatic changes in technology, communications, and globalization.

Ultimately, Moliterno urges the profession to look outward and forward to find in society and culture the causes and connections with these periodic crises. Doing so would allow the profession to grow with the society, solve problems with, rather than against, the flow of society, and be more attuned to the very society the profession claims to serve.

This paperback version includes a commentary on the prevailing crisis in legal education.
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Forlag: Oxford University Press Inc
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Språk: Engelsk
ISBN: 9780199379750
Format: 24 x 16 cm
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Chapter 1: What Crisis? Who Speaks for the Profession? ; Chapter 2: The Immigrant Wave ; Chapter 3: Communist Infiltration ; Chapter 4: Civil Rights, A New Kind of Lawyering ; Chapter 5: Watergate, The Deepest Embarrassment ; Chapter 6: The Litigation Boom ; Chapter 7: The Civility Crisis ; Chapter 8: The Fear of Sharing Power, MDPs and ABS ; Chapter 9: Technology, Globalization and the Economy ; Chapter 10: Changing the Change Game ; Epigraph: And Now a Crisis in Legal Education ; Index
James E. Moliterno is the Vincent Bradford Professor of Law at Washington and Lee University School of Law. He is one of the nation's leading educators in professional responsibility and experiential legal education. Since 2009, he has held a leadership role in Washington & Lee's ground-breaking third year curriculum reform, and in 1988, he designed William & Mary Law School's award-winning ethics, skills, and professionalism program. He
received the 2012 Rebuilding Justice Award from the Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System in recognition of his career-long legal education reform efforts.

Professor Moliterno is a member of the American Law Institute, and he has held committee leadership roles in both AALS and the ABA. He has also engaged in substantial international legal ethics and legal education reform work, designing new lawyer and judge ethics courses, training law professors and judges, and revising the lawyer ethics code in over a dozen countries.