Brown, The Civil Rights Movement, and the Silent Litigation Revolution
Stephen C. Yeazell
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Law
Vanderbilt Law Review, 2004
Brown v. Board of Education had two collateral effects on the legal profession. First, it created a new set of professional heroes - plaintiffs' lawyers pursuing social reform through litigation. Second, it began the gradual deregulation of the bar, particularly the plaintiffs' bar. Both changes reached well beyond the original civil rights arena and both continue to shape the legal profession and the economics of civil litigation.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 29
Keywords: Brown, plaintiffs' bar, deregulation, legal ethics
JEL Classification: K22, K41Accepted Paper Series
Date posted: October 22, 2004
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