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Strengthening Democracy: The Challenge Of Public Interest Law, Scott Harshbarger Nov 2017

Strengthening Democracy: The Challenge Of Public Interest Law, Scott Harshbarger

Maine Law Review

The Twelfth Annual Frank M. Coffin Lecture on Law and Public Service was held in the fall of 2003. Scott Harshbarger, former President of Common Cause and Massachusetts Attorney General, delivered the lecture. Established in 1992, the lecture honors Judge Frank M. Coffin, Senior Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, an inspiration, mentor, and friend to the University of Maine School of Law.


Law Student Debt + Public Interest Career = Character And Fitness Fail, Annie Legomsky Jan 2015

Law Student Debt + Public Interest Career = Character And Fitness Fail, Annie Legomsky

Washington University Journal of Law & Policy

In 2011, the Ohio Supreme Court upheld the state bar’s decision to deny Hassan Jonathan Griffin admission to the bar on character and fitness grounds. Griffin had accrued $170,000 in student loan debt and $16,500 in consumer debt, and he had not made any payments on his loans post-graduation. The Griffin case reveals an increasingly common problem in today’s legal environment: how courts should balance the financial reliability and responsibility of future attorneys against the realities of high tuition levels, rising student debt, fewer legal jobs, and the need for public interest lawyers.

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A Foreword - The Ben J. Altheimer Symposium: Reframing Public Service Law: Innovative Approaches To Integrating Public Service Into The Legal Profession, Chanley Painter Jul 2011

A Foreword - The Ben J. Altheimer Symposium: Reframing Public Service Law: Innovative Approaches To Integrating Public Service Into The Legal Profession, Chanley Painter

University of Arkansas at Little Rock Law Review

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Public Interest Law: Facing The Problems Of Maturity, Louise G. Trubek Jul 2011

Public Interest Law: Facing The Problems Of Maturity, Louise G. Trubek

University of Arkansas at Little Rock Law Review

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The Future Of Public Interest Law, Scott L. Cummings Jul 2011

The Future Of Public Interest Law, Scott L. Cummings

University of Arkansas at Little Rock Law Review

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Why Would Anyone Want To Be A Public Interest Lawyer?, Philip G. Schrag Jan 2009

Why Would Anyone Want To Be A Public Interest Lawyer?, Philip G. Schrag

Georgetown Law Faculty Lectures and Appearances

I can barely express how grateful the Law Center is to the Delaneys for their generous gift, or what an honor it is to be designated as the first Delaney Family Professor of Public Interest Law at this incredibly vibrant institution. But our celebration today is not merely the recognition of my scholarship or public service. What the Delaneys have done is to honor not only me but also the hundreds of Georgetown students, faculty, staff and alumni who perform public service. Whether they have achieved high office, like Senators Richard Durbin and Patrick Leahy, or provide free legal services ...


Taking Out The Adversary: The Assault On Progressive Public Interest Lawyers, David Luban Jan 2003

Taking Out The Adversary: The Assault On Progressive Public Interest Lawyers, David Luban

Georgetown Law Faculty Publications and Other Works

This Essay concerns laws and doctrines, some very recent, that undermine the capacity of progressive public-interest lawyers to bring cases. It asks a simple-sounding question: how just is the adversary system if one side is not adequately represented in it? And it defends a simple-sounding answer: It is not just at all. As we shall see, however, neither the question nor the answer is quite as simple as it sounds.


Private Lawyers And The Public Interest, Patrick L. Baude Jan 2001

Private Lawyers And The Public Interest, Patrick L. Baude

Articles by Maurer Faculty

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Revitalizing Public Interest Lawyering In The 1990'S: The Story Of One Effort To Address The Problem Of Homelessness (With Rebecca Arbogast Et Al.), Ronald C. Slye, Rebecca Arbogast, Roger L. Barnett, Leslie Kim Treiger Jan 1991

Revitalizing Public Interest Lawyering In The 1990'S: The Story Of One Effort To Address The Problem Of Homelessness (With Rebecca Arbogast Et Al.), Ronald C. Slye, Rebecca Arbogast, Roger L. Barnett, Leslie Kim Treiger

Faculty Scholarship Series

Despite annual exhortations to graduating law students to accept
the responsibilities as well as the benefits of entering the legal
profession, the prognosis for public interest law in the 1990's is uncertain.
There have been significant decreases in federal and private
funding of public interest organizations, sweeping changes in the
composition of the federal judiciary, and a decline in the matriculation
of public interest lawyers due to the increasing salary gap between
the private and public sector. Together these factors raise serious
questions about the future effectiveness of the traditional model
of the full-time public interest litigator and call ...