Lessons of Love and Justice for Criminal Defence Work

17 Legal Ethics 324 (2014).

10 Pages Posted: 5 Jun 2015 Last revised: 26 Jan 2020

Date Written: January 1, 2014


In this review, the author explores that Dr. King's lessons of love and justice have much to offer those in the trenches of criminal defence practice, who may be more desperately in need of these lessons than even they know. In making my case, I draw connections between Dr. King's lessons and the work of legal scholars who have theorised the practice of criminal defence work to explore a nobler conception of professional role than can be summed up in the typical procedural justifications for defence work.

Keywords: criminal, defense, defence, Martin Luther King Jr, MLK, civil rights

Suggested Citation

Kruse, Kate, Lessons of Love and Justice for Criminal Defence Work (January 1, 2014). 17 Legal Ethics 324 (2014)., Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2509973

Kate Kruse (Contact Author)

Mitchell Hamline School of Law ( email )

875 Summit Ave
St. Paul, MN 55105-3076
United States

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