Lawyerland by Lawrence Joseph
What Lawyers Talk About When They Talk About Law

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A professor of law recounts his conversations about the legal profession with lawyers in downtown Manhattan, from a corporate attorney who denounces all lawyers as pathological to a woman judge who testifies to rage and lust on the bench.

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Joseph is Professor of law at St. John's Univerity School of Law.
Published May 1, 1997 by Farrar Straus & Giroux (T). 225 pages
Genres: Law & Philosophy, Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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The paychecks vary, but the lawyers share a deep disillusionment with the law: Says the criminal lawyer, ``Every lawyer [should] tell his or her client that becoming involved with the legal system is like three years of experimental chemotherapy, 100% guaranteed not to work.'' The lawyers concur ...

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Well, what's fair for me isn't fair for you."" A black lawyer tells a hilarious story about a black law partner who, exasperated by a condescending white client, finally ""[g]oes and violates Negro Rule Number One,"" i.e., never act crazy: act smart.

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