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Inviting the Bell: A Preliminary Exploration of Buddhist Lawyers in the United States

99 Pages Posted: 13 Mar 2010  

Deborah Cantrell

University of Colorado Law School

Date Written: March 11, 2010

Abstract

What does it mean to say that one is a “Buddhist lawyer” in the United States? This project explores that question through the narratives of fifteen lawyers who practice law in diverse legal settings across America. The project presents a unique opportunity to investigate and consider how one group of lawyers have cultivated a practice of law that pushes against the dominate notion that American lawyers are hired guns committed to an unrelenting adversarial process. The project importantly advances scholarship about the legal profession by offering rich and nuanced descriptive data about a set of lawyers generally not considered by the existing literature.

Keywords: law & religion, legal profession, Buddhism, legal ethics

Suggested Citation

Cantrell, Deborah, Inviting the Bell: A Preliminary Exploration of Buddhist Lawyers in the United States (March 11, 2010). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1568953 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1568953

Deborah Cantrell (Contact Author)

University of Colorado Law School ( email )

401 UCB
Boulder, CO 80309
United States

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