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Author Sheffer, Susannah, 1964-

Title Fighting for their lives : inside the experience of capital defense attorneys / Susannah Sheffer.

Published Nashville [Tenn.] : Vanderbilt University Press, c2013.
 Law Library - First Floor  KF9227.C2 S524 2013     AVAILABLE
Descript viii, 216 p. ; 24 cm.
Note Includes index.
Summary Through vivid interviews amplified by the author's responses and commentary, these attorneys reveal aspects of their internal experience that they have never talked about until now.
Contents The challenges of capital defense -- The motivations -- The responsibility -- The fighting -- The impact -- Not talking -- The victories -- The relationship -- Getting out -- Staying in.
Subject Capital punishment -- United States.
Lawyers -- United States.
Practice of law -- United States.
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