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It takes all kinds: Observations from an event-centered approach to cause lawyering

Studies in Law, Politics and Society

ISBN: 978-1-84950-696-0, eISBN: 978-1-84950-697-7

ISSN: 1059-4337

Publication date: 9 December 2009

Abstract

Taking both an event-centered and a process approach to cause lawyering, the chapter asks: (1) if, when, and how working with movements can lead to one being functionally seen as a cause lawyer and (2) whether researchers should include “hired gun” and state attorneys in the cause lawyering conversation. These questions are addressed by seeing how various cause lawyer qualities are exhibited by a range of attorneys involved in anti-abortion protest regulation cases. The research suggests that reasons exist to view previously excluded attorneys through the cause lawyering lens, and to continue pursuing the cause lawyer qualities discussed here.

Citation

Wilson, J.C. (2009), "It takes all kinds: Observations from an event-centered approach to cause lawyering", Sarat, A. (Ed.) Studies in Law, Politics and Society (Studies in Law, Politics, and Society, Vol. 50), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 169-206. https://doi.org/10.1108/S1059-4337(2009)0000050009

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