Peter H. Schuck on “Rebellious Lawyering,” public law litigation, and social reform:
“[Gerald P. Lopez’s] Rebellious Lawyering is… an engagingly written, insightful, often moving argument in favor of a distinctive conception of professional responsibility by progressive lawyers: more humane, engaged, client-centered, self-abnegating, unheroic, and situational. All lawyers, progressive or not, should take up this challenge, for it invites us to ‘disenthrall ourselves,’ to ‘think anew’ about how and why we live in the law as we do.”
Excerpted from Peter H. Schuck, PUBLIC LAW LITIGATION AND SOCIAL REFORM, 102 Yale L.J. 1763 (1993).
Peter H. Schuck is Simeon E. Baldwin Professor Emeritus of Law at Yale Law School.