Table of Contents:About this Book Introduction: First Things First Chapter One: Social Justice Ideals: From Theory to Law Practice Chapter Two: Lawyers as Stewards of Justice: Our Professional Ethic to Serve Chapter Three: Understanding Current Models for Social Justice Lawyering and Considering Alternatives Chapter Four: Bibliography
About this Book
So you want to be a lawyer? Making the commitment to attend law school is often a tough decision. And choosing the right law school for you is even more difficult. What makes a law school great? What makes the significant financial commitment worth the investment? What can you do with a law degree? And will a law degree help you change the world? Choosing the right law school is an intensely personal decision. It should align with your own values. If you are interested in public service, these considerations must be a central part of the calculus in choosing the right law school for you.
The Society of American Law Teachers is committed to supporting a diverse pipeline for social justice-minded law students, especially in this time of economic challenges. We hope this book will inspire students to consider law as a viable career. Despite the challenges, law school is an important step for many people who want to dedicate their lives to promoting justice. Law is a unique profession with special social obligations and opportunities. For those considering a career in law – especially those considering making a contribution to practice in underserved communities – we hope this guide can be an important resource.