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Lawyering for the Rule of Law
Government Lawyers and the Rise of Judicial Power in Israel

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Part of Cambridge Studies in Constitutional Law

  • Author: Yoav Dotan, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • Date Published: February 2014
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107038998

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  • Lawyering for the Rule of Law introduces a new model of government lawyering in which government lawyers function as an ancillary mechanism that enables the court to expand its influence on policy-making within the political branches by forming out-of-court settlements. It discusses the centrality of government lawyers with regard to judicial mobilization and the enforcement of social reforms through adjudication, and sheds light on particular functions of government lawyers as adjudicators and facilitators of institutional arrangements. It also discusses the ethical and professional dilemmas of government lawyers in judicial review and the relationship between lawyers' professional morality and outcomes in litigation.

    • Proposes a new understanding of the phenomenon of judicial activism which will appeal to those who are interested in judicial review
    • Describes the Israeli Supreme Court in detail, thereby assisting students of comparative constitutionalism
    • Presents a new and unique model of government lawyering which will be of interest to those who study government lawyers and the sociology of the legal profession
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    Product details

    • Date Published: February 2014
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107038998
    • length: 226 pages
    • dimensions: 235 x 155 x 17 mm
    • weight: 0.45kg
    • contains: 20 b/w illus.
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction: the government's lawyer
    1. The Israeli legal system and the rise of judicial activism in the High Court of Justice
    2. The High Court of Justice Department (HCJD) and the model of lawyering for the rule of law
    3. Litigating for the government
    4. The dilemma of two masters
    5. Sorting things out: government lawyers in transformative litigation
    6. The government lawyer as adjudicator: 'pre-petitions' and the HCJD

  • Author

    Yoav Dotan, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
    Yoav Dotan is Edwin A. Goodman Professor of Law and former Dean of the Faculty of Law at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

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