23 Ga. L. Rev. 1021 (1988-1989)
People who teach or practice law are in some ways like public executioners or the Air Force officers who watch over the buttons that will send nuclear missiles into action: Other people, ordinary people, want to know what we do to overcome what seem to ordinary people to be moral obstacles to doing what we do.
What ordinary people say to lawyers, and what my students say when they first come to law school, when they are still more ordinary people than they are law students, is this: How can lawyers lend their skills and talents to the representation of people who harm society?
Thomas L. Shaffer,
Should a Christian Lawyer Serve the Guilty?,
23 Ga. L. Rev. 1021 (1988-1989).
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