Ethics in Practice: Lawyers Roles, Responsibilities, and Regulation

Paperback | September 10, 2003

EditorDeborah L. Rhode

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Lawyers' ethics have been condemned for centuries, but they received little scholarly scrutiny until the last few decades. Ethics in Practice brings together leading experts in the emerging field of legal ethics to discuss the central dilemmas of practicing law. This collection cuts across conventional disciplinary boundaries to address the roles, responsibilities, and regulation of contemporary lawyers. Contributors address common concerns from diverse perspectives, including philosophy, psychology, economics, political science, and organizationalbehavior. Topics include the nature of professions, the structure of practice, the constraints of an adversarial system, the attorney-client relationship, the practical value of moral theory, the role of race and gender, and the public service responsibilities of lawyers and law students. Unique in both its breadth and its depth, this book redefines debates that are of enduring significance for both the profession and the public.

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Lawyers' ethics have been condemned for centuries, but they received little scholarly scrutiny until the last few decades. Ethics in Practice brings together leading experts in the emerging field of legal ethics to discuss the central dilemmas of practicing law. This collection cuts across conventional disciplinary boundaries to addre...

Deborah L. Rhode is the McFarland Professor of Law and Director of the Center on Ethics at Stanford University. She has served as president of the Association of American Law Schools and Chair of the American Bar Association's Commission on Women in Profession, and as senior counsel for the House Judiciary Committee on impeachment is...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 5.98 × 9.09 × 0.91 inPublished:September 10, 2003Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. Deborah L. Rhode: Ethics in PracticeI. Public Responsibilities in Professional Practice2. Anthony T. Kronman: The Law as a Profession3. Robert W. Gordon: Why Lawyers Can't Just Be Hired GunsII. Ethical Theory, Ethical Rules, and Ethical Conduct4. Lynne Sharp Paine: Moral Thinking in Management: An Essential Capability5. Geoffrey C. Hazard Jr.: Law Practice and the Limits of Moral Philosophy6. David J. Luban: The Ethics of Wrongful ObedienceIII. Adversarial Premises and Pathologies7. Carrie Menkel-Meadow: The Limits of Adversarial Ethics8. Austin Sarat: Ethics in Litigation: Rhetoric of Crisis, Realities of PracticeIV. Client Interests and Professional Obligations9. William H. Simon: Lawyer Advice and Client Autonomy: Mrs. Jones's Case10. Susan P. Koniak and George M. Cohen: In Hell There Will be Lawyers Without Clients or LawV. Personal Indentities Professional Values11. David B. Wilkens: Beyond "Bleached Out" Professionalism: Defining Professional Responsibility for Real Professionals12. Deborah R. Hensler and Judith Resnik: Contested Identities: Task Forces on Gender, Race, and Ethnic Bias and the Obligations of the Legal Profession13. Deborah L. Rhode: Cultures of Commitment: Pro Bono for Lawyers and Law StudentsIndex

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