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Redefining Professionalism, Rebecca Roiphe Jan 2015

Redefining Professionalism, Rebecca Roiphe

Articles & Chapters

Most scholars condemn professionalism as self-serving, anti-competitive rhetoric. This Article argues that professionalism can be a positive and productive way of thinking about lawyers’ work. While it is undoubtedly true that the Bar has used the ideology of the professional role to support self-interested and bigoted causes, professionalism has also served as an important way of developing and marshalling group identity to promote useful ends. The critics of professionalism tend to view it as an ideology, according to which professionals, unlike businessmen, are concerned not with their own financial gain but with the good of their clients and the community ...


Tilting At Stratification: Against A Divide In Legal Education, Rebecca Roiphe Jan 2015

Tilting At Stratification: Against A Divide In Legal Education, Rebecca Roiphe

Articles & Chapters

Critics suggest we divide law schools into an elite tier whose graduates serve global business clients and a lower tier, which would prepare lawyers for simple disputes. This idea is not new. A similar proposal emerged in the early twentieth century. This article draws on the historical debate to argue that this simplistic approach cannot solve the myriad problems facing the legal profession and legal education. Supporters of separate tiers of law school rely on a caricature of the early history to argue that the Bar is acting in a protectionist way to ensure its own monopoly and keep newcomers ...


Baby, Look Inside Your Mirror: The Legal Profession's Willful And Sanist Blindness To Lawyers With Mental Disabilities, Michael L. Perlin Jan 2008

Baby, Look Inside Your Mirror: The Legal Profession's Willful And Sanist Blindness To Lawyers With Mental Disabilities, Michael L. Perlin

Articles & Chapters

The legal profession has notoriously ignored the reality that a significant number of its members exhibit signs of serious mental illness (and become addicted or habituated to drugs or alcohol at levels that are statistically significantly elevated from levels of the public at large). This is no longer news. What has not been explored is why so much of the bar has remained willfully ignorant of these realities, and why it refuses to confront the depths of this problem.

The roots of this puzzle are found in the social attitude of sanism, an irrational prejudice of the same quality and ...


How Social Hierarchies Within The Personal Injury Bar Affect Case Screening Decisions, Mary Nell Trautner Jan 2006

How Social Hierarchies Within The Personal Injury Bar Affect Case Screening Decisions, Mary Nell Trautner

NYLS Law Review

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How The Spider Catches The Fly: Referral Networks In The Plaintiffs’ Personal Injury Bar, Sara Parikh Jan 2006

How The Spider Catches The Fly: Referral Networks In The Plaintiffs’ Personal Injury Bar, Sara Parikh

NYLS Law Review

No abstract provided.


How The Plaintiffs’ Bar Bars Plaintiffs, Richard L. Abel Jan 2006

How The Plaintiffs’ Bar Bars Plaintiffs, Richard L. Abel

NYLS Law Review

No abstract provided.


Views On Multidisciplinary Practice With Particular Reference To Law And Economics, New York, And North Carolina, Sydney M. Cone Iii. Jan 2001

Views On Multidisciplinary Practice With Particular Reference To Law And Economics, New York, And North Carolina, Sydney M. Cone Iii.

Articles & Chapters

This Article-after describing analytical gaps in the work of the ABA Commission on MDP, and after criticizing the analysis of MDP by the law and economics school and the Big Five subset thereof-sets forth, with commentary, proposals relating to MDP developed by the New York State Bar Association and the MDP Task Force of the North Carolina Bar Association. It concludes by comparing these proposals in the context of the law governing lawyers in the United States.


A Law Of Healing, Michael L. Perlin Jan 2000

A Law Of Healing, Michael L. Perlin

Articles & Chapters

No abstract provided.


Reflections On Recent Remarks Of "That Unnecessary And Dangerous Officer", Roger J. Miner '56 Jan 1992

Reflections On Recent Remarks Of "That Unnecessary And Dangerous Officer", Roger J. Miner '56

Flag Day & Law Day Ceremonies

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Preserving The Past, Roger J. Miner '56 Jan 1992

Preserving The Past, Roger J. Miner '56

Legal History

No abstract provided.


Fatal Assumption: A Critical Evaluation Of The Role Of Counsel In Mental Disability Cases, Michael L. Perlin Jan 1992

Fatal Assumption: A Critical Evaluation Of The Role Of Counsel In Mental Disability Cases, Michael L. Perlin

Articles & Chapters

No abstract provided.


All That Glitters, Roger J. Miner '56 Jan 1991

All That Glitters, Roger J. Miner '56

Bar Admissions

No abstract provided.


A Profession At Risk, Roger J. Miner '56 Jan 1991

A Profession At Risk, Roger J. Miner '56

Lawyers and the Legal Profession

No abstract provided.


Ringing The Bell, Roger J. Miner '56 May 1990

Ringing The Bell, Roger J. Miner '56

Legal Education

No abstract provided.


Confronting The Communications Crisis In The Legal Profession, Roger J. Miner '56 Jan 1989

Confronting The Communications Crisis In The Legal Profession, Roger J. Miner '56

Endowed/named Lectures and Keynote Addresses

No abstract provided.