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Public Interest Lawyering: Theory And Practice

Public Interest Lawyering:  Theory And Practice

Author: Professor Sam Erugo


Date Published: Monday, 21-October-2019 12:48:42 PM

The pursuit of Public interest work could ordinarily flow from conscientious instincts of what is or is not right for the generality of the people, within the values of social justice, morality, fairness and equity. It could also be from a deep understanding or appreciation of the vision and theory of established public interest law sectors. To achieve clarity, the work is divided into eight chapters. Chapter one discusses the development of Public Interest Lawyering and sources of the relevant law. Chapter two discusses the meaning and nature of Public Interest Lawyering; while chapter three highlights Public Interest Lawyering methods, with particular attention to the structure. The fourth chapter deals with a traditional lawyering method-direct legal representation or direct services in litigation. Chapter five discusses strategic litigation as another traditional lawyering method. Chapter six highlights some alternative lawyering non-litigation strategies, specifically mediation, negotiation and conciliation. The seventh chapter discusses the not-well-celebrated non-traditional lawyering strategies. Chapter eight contains teaching guides and case studies.