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Lawyers practicing poverty law often lack mentors and role models. This author discusses how biblical figures, who served poor people, could be mentors and role models for lawyers practicing poverty law. Prophets, and particularly prophets-as-lawyers, redefine power relationships. Shaffer discusses his personal journey through out his career in using religious guidance to help him better understand his career. He also discuss his teachings to his law students of the value of learning from prophets in their legal careers.
Thomas L. Shaffer,
The Biblical Prophets as Lawyers for the Poor,
31 Fordham Urb. L.J. 15
Available at: https://ir.lawnet.fordham.edu/ulj/vol31/iss1/1