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The Resource Case of a lifetime : a criminal defense lawyer's story, Abbe Smith

Case of a lifetime : a criminal defense lawyer's story, Abbe Smith

Label
Case of a lifetime : a criminal defense lawyer's story
Title
Case of a lifetime
Title remainder
a criminal defense lawyer's story
Statement of responsibility
Abbe Smith
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Case of a Lifetime is the story of one lawyer's efforts to vindicate a woman wrongly imprisoned for twenty-eight years because of mistaken identification. In a deeply personal voice - one full of insight and wit - Professor of Law Abbe Smith shares her journey from law student to seasoned criminal lawyer through her decades-long defense of this innocent client. Interweaving other real-life cases, she offers an unusually honest look at the motivations and challenges, joy and heartbreak, ethics and "morality" of criminal defense." "Notwithstanding the bedrock principle that a person accused of crime is "presumed innocent," Case of a Lifetime illustrates the weighty burden of fighting for both the innocent and the not so innocent. It is a moving and unsettling look at how the system really works." --Book Jacket
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Smith, Abbe
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Smith, Abbe
  • Jarrett, Patsy Charlene Kelly
  • Trials (Murder)
  • Defense (Criminal procedure)
  • Attorney and client
  • Legal ethics
  • Jarrett, Patsy Charlene Kelly
  • Smith, Abbe
  • Attorney and client
  • Defense (Criminal procedure)
  • Legal ethics
  • Trials (Murder)
  • New York (State)
  • United States
Label
Case of a lifetime : a criminal defense lawyer's story, Abbe Smith
Instantiates
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 233-240) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
246 pages
Isbn
9780230605282
Lccn
2007052444
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)181601129
  • 6347580
Label
Case of a lifetime : a criminal defense lawyer's story, Abbe Smith
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 233-240) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
246 pages
Isbn
9780230605282
Lccn
2007052444
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)181601129
  • 6347580

Library Locations

    • Biddle Law LibraryBorrow it
      3400 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19104, US
      39.954941 -75.193362
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