Recently, students at many law schools boycotted job interviews at law firms representing the South African government. The law student boycott raised questions beyond the scope of traditional discussions of "moral refusals" to represent clients: its collective character created the possibility of an effect beyond merely protecting the individual attorney's conscience. That broader effect was the potential impact on the prospective client of a collective refusal of representation.
"For A Lawyers' Boycott of South Africa: Ethics and Choice of Client,"
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