Ethical Challenges to Legal Education and Conduct

Ethical Challenges to Legal Education and Conduct

By: Kim Economides (editor)Paperback

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The essays contained in this volume are all concerned with the future education and conduct of lawyers, in particular through the rediscovery and setting out of the ethical dimension of legal education. The major themes of the book are particularly crucial at this time. The importance of the moral dimension to legal thought and action and the possibility of incorporating ethics into the legal curriculum lend urgency to the search for new scholarship to support this effort. The public interest in raising the standard of lawyers' conduct through education rather than regulation makes it even more a matter of urgent concern. Ultimately, the book contributes to an understanding of the emerging economic, political, professional and adversarial structures of the profession which are likely to govern the development of ethical behaviour.

About Author

Kim Economides is Professor of Law at Exeter University.


Introduction: legal ethics - three challenges for the next millennium, Kim Economides. Part 1 Rediscovering law's moral foundations: law and ethics in classical thought, Christopher Gill; justice, judgement and the ethics of alterity, Costas Douzinas; "the secret courts of men's hearts" legal ethics and Harper Lee's "To Kill a Mockingbird", Tim Dare; devils, lawyers and salvation lie in the details - deontological legal ethics, issue conflicts of interest and civic education in law schools, Robert E. Rosen; can legal ethics become a matter of academic teaching? critical observations from a late-modern perspective, Vittorio Olgiati. Part 2 Introducing legal ethics into the curriculum: why Canadian law schools don't teach legal ethics, Harry W. Arthurs; lawyers behaving badly - where now in legal education for acting responsibly in Australia?, Andrew Goldsmith and Guy Powles; recent developments in the teaching of legal ethics - a UK perspective, Richard O'Dair; the teaching of legal the "tropiques", Eliane B. Junqueira; learning and practising law in the South Pacific - the ethical dimension, Richard Grimes; teaching professionalism - the issues and the antimonies, Thomas Morawetz. Part 3 Making lawyers good: lawyers' moral reasoning and professional conduct, in practice and in education, Leny de Groot-van Leeuwen; feminist perspectives on legal ethics, Deborah Rhode; conduct, ethics & experience in vocational legal education - opportunities missed, Julian Webb; the politics of decontextualised knowledge - brining context into ethics instruction in law school Robert Granfield; educating lawyers to be ethical advisors, Charles Sampford and Sophie Blencowe; legal ethics in Europe, Avrom Sherr.

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  • ISBN13: 9781901362114
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 400
  • ID: 9781901362114
  • weight: 620
  • ISBN10: 1901362116

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