LHR volume 6 issue 2 Cover and Back matter
Law and History Review
Edited and with an introduction by Howard S. Erlanger Returning to school at the age of thirty-three, Robert Stover was fascinated by the socialization process at the University of Denver College of Law. He discovered that while a large percentage of first-year students intended to enter a public interest practice, their ambitions had changed dramatically by the time they received their degrees. Howard Erlanger assembled and edited Stover's unfinished work to offer a compelling account of how
... ng account of how law school subtly encourages students to abandon idealistic goals and adopt the values of the dominant legal culture. "Stover's book challenges legal educators and members of the bar to think critically about the hierarchy of values they are promoting and how this hierarchy shapes lawyers and contributes to the maldistribution of legal resources." -Lucinda Finley, Yale Law School "The American Bar Association, deploring the 'commercialization' of law practice, has urged the 'rekindling of lawyer professionalism' through greater devotion to public service. Making It and Breaking It shows us one way to do this by explaining why law students abandon idealistic values and how law schools can sustain and strengthen student altruism." -Richard L. Abel, UCLA School of Law $19.95.