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Today I want to address the question of what the modern lawyer needs to know and what the modern lawyer must know how to do to be good at what he or she does, to be helpful to clients, to lead a fulfilling life, and hopefully, to leave the world a better place than he or she first found it. I went to law school to work on that illusive jurisprudential concept - justice. On the outside walls of the Edward Bennett Williams Library where I work in Washington, DC, is a quote, which we attribute to a former Georgetown student; "Justice is the ends, law is the means." So today I want to talk about some ways to achieve justice, both substantively and with different means-means in which law is part, but not the whole, of a process.

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28 Hofstra L. Rev. 905-924 (2000)