Lawyers and Clients: Putting Professional Service on the Agenda of Legal Education

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Author(s): 
Sarat, Austin
Publication: 
Journal of Legal Education
Volume number: 
41
Year: 
1991
First page number: 
43
Last page number: 
53
Country: 
USA

An empirical study of lawyer-client interactions in one practice context illustrates the way lawyers respond to client problems and raises questions about the exercise of professional authority. It is concluded that law schools' failure to train lawyers to be sensitive and responsive has important consequences for the legal profession.