Lynn Mather

SUNY Distinguished Service Professor Emerita

Research Focus: Courts and Public Policy, Law and Society, Legal Ethics, Legal Profession, Statutory Interpretation

Links: Curriculum Vitae, SSRN

 

Contact Information

317 O'Brian Hall, North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-1100
Email: lmather@buffalo.edu

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Books

LAWYERS IN PRACTICE: ETHICAL DECISION MAKING IN CONTEXT, (with L. Levin, eds.) (University of Chicago Press:   2012)
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PRIVATE LAWYERS IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST: THE EVOLVING ROLE OF PRO BONO IN THE LEGAL PROFESSION (with R. Granfield, eds.) (Oxford University Press:   2009)
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DIVORCE LAWYERS AT WORK : VARIETIES OF PROFESSIONALISM IN PRACTICE (with Craig McEwan & Richard Maiman, ed.) (Oxford University Press:   2001) (Interview Schedule for Divorce Lawyers)
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EMPIRICAL THEORIES ABOUT COURTS (1983)
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PLEA BARGAINING OR TRIAL?: THE PROCESS OF CRIMINAL-CASE DISPOSITION (Lexington Books:   1979)
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Journal Articles

Lawyerly Fidelity: An Ethical and Empirical Critique, NOMOS vol. 54: 106 (2013)
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Pro Bono Rising, But to What End?, LOS ANGELES AND SAN FRANCISCO DAILY JOURNAL (Nov 4  2009)
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The Only Peer-Reviewed, General Journal on Law and Policy, LAW & COURTS vol. 15: 12 (Summer  2005)
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Changing Patterns of Legal Representation in Divorce: From Lawyers to Pro Se, JOURNAL OF LAW & SOCIETY vol. 30: 137 (2003)
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Reflections on the Reach of Law (and Society) Post 9/11: An American Superhero?, LAW & SOCIETY REVIEW vol. 37: 263 (2003)
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The Politics of Litigation by State Attorneys General: Introduction to Mini-Symposium, LAW & POLICY vol. 25: 425 (2003)
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What Do Clients Want? What Do Lawyers Do?, EMORY LAW JOURNAL vol. 52: 1065-1086 (2003) (Ethics Symposium: What Do Client Want?)
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The Future of Legal Professionalism in Practice, LEGAL ETHICS (with C. A. McEwen and R. J. Maiman) vol. 2(1): 71 (1999)
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Herb Jacob's Legacy to Sociolegal Research, LAW & SOCIAL INQUIRY vol. 23: 749 (1998)
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Theorizing About Trial Courts: Lawyers, Policymaking, and Tobacco Litigation, LAW & SOCIAL INQUIRY  vol. 23: 897 (1998)
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Introducing a Feminist Pioneer in Judicial Politics: Beverly Blair Cook, PS: POLITICAL SCIENCE AND POLITICS vol. 27: 76 (1994)
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Lawyers, Mediation, and the Management of Divorce Practice, LAW & SOCIETY REVIEW vol. 28: 149 (1994) Catalog Record      HeinOnline      Westlaw      Website     

Gender and Specialization in the Practice of Divorce Law, MAINE LAW REVIEW vol. 44: 39 (1992)
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Dispute Processing and a Longitudinal Approach to Trial Courts, LAW & SOCIETY REVIEW vol. 24: 357  (1990)
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The Mobilizing Potential of Class Actions, INDIANA LAW REVIEW vol. 57: 451 (1982)
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Language, Audience, and the Transformation of Disputes, LAW & SOCIETY REVIEW vol. 15: 775 (1981)
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Comments on the History of Plea Bargaining, LAW & SOCIETY REVIEW vol. 13: 281 (1979)
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Some Determinants of the Method of Case Disposition: Decision Making by Public Defenders in Los Angeles, LAW & SOCIETY REVIEW  vol. 8: 187 (1974)
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Book Chapters

Client Grievances and Lawyer Conduct: The Challenges of Divorce Practice (with C.A.  McEwen), LAWYERS IN PRACTICE: ETHICAL DECISION MAKING IN CONTEXT (with L. Levin, eds.) (University of Chicago Press:   2012) p. 63
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Scientists at the Bar: The Professional World of Patent Lawyers in Lawyers, LAWYERS IN PRACTICE: ETHICAL DECISION MAKING IN CONTEXT (with L. Levin, eds.) (University of Chicago Press:   2012) p. 245
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Why Context Matters, LAWYERS IN PRACTICE: ETHICAL DECISION MAKING IN CONTEXT (with L. Levin, eds.) (University of Chicago Press:   2012) p. 3
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How and Why Do Lawyers Misbehave? Lawyers, Discipline and Collegial Control, THE PARADOX OF PROFESSIONALISM: LAWYERS AND THE POSSIBILITY OF JUSTICE (S. Cummings, ed.) (Cambridge University Press:   2011) p. 109
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Bringing the Lawyers Back In, EXPLORING JUDICIAL POLITICS (Oxford University Press:   2009) p. 48
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Lawyers and Solicitors Separated by A Common Legal System: Anti-Tobacco Litigation in the United States and Britain, FAULT LINES: TORT LAW AS CULTURAL PRACTICE (D. M. Engel & M. McCann, editors) (Stanford University Press:   2009)
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Pro Bono, The Public Good, and The Legal Profession: An Introduction, PRIVATE LAWYERS IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST: THE EVOLVING ROLE OF PRO BONO IN THE LEGAL PROFESSION (with R. Granfield , eds.)  (Oxford University Press:   2009) p. 1
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Law & Society, THE OXFORD HANDBOOK OF LAW AND POLITICS (G. Caldeira, D. Keleman & K. Whittington, eds.)  (Oxford University Press:   2008) p. 681
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APSA Law & Courts Section, ENCYCLOPEDIA OF LAW AND SOCIETY: AMERICAN AND GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES (2007)
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Baldy Center for Law & Social Policy, ENCYCLOPEDIA OF LAW AND SOCIETY: AMERICAN AND GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES (2007)
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Courts in American Popular Culture, THE JUDICIAL BRANCH (K.L. Hall and K.T. McGuire, ed.) (Oxford University Press:   2005) p. 233
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Beverly Blair Cook: The Value of Eclecticism, THE PIONEERS OF JUDICIAL BEHAVIOR (Nancy Maveety, ed.) (University of Michigan Press:   2003) p. 172
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Gender in Context: Women in Family Law, WOMEN IN THE WORLD'S LEGAL PROFESSIONS (U. Schultz and G. Shaw, ed.) (Hart Publishing:   2003) p. 33
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Social Construction and Transformation of Disputes, INTERNATIONAL ENCYCLOPEDIA OF SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES (N. Smelser, P. Baltes, ed.) (Elsevier Science:   2001)
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Cameras in Courtrooms, THE OXFORD COMPANION TO THE SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES (K. Hall, ed.) (Oxford University Press:   1992)
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Richmond Newspapers, Inc. v. Virginia, THE OXFORD COMPANION TO THE SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES (K. Hall, ed.) (Oxford University Press:   1992)
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Policy Making in State Trial Courts, AMERICAN COURTS: A CRITICAL ASSESSMENT (J. Gates and C. Johnson, eds.) (Congressional Quarterly:   1991)
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Prosecutors, ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE AMERICAN JUDICIAL SYSTEM (R. Janosik, ed.) (Charles Scribner's Sons:   1987)
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Client Grievances and Lawyer Conduct: The Challenges of Divorce Practice (with C.A.  McEwen), LAWYERS IN PRACTICE: ETHICAL DECISION MAKING IN CONTEXT (with L. Levin, eds.) (University of Chicago Press:   2012) p. 63
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