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    DescriptionLaw as Engineering proposes a radically new way of thinking about law, as a profession and discipline concerned with design rather than with litigation, and having much in common with engineering in the way it produces devices useful for its clients. It uses that comparison to propose ways of improving legal design, to advocate a transformation of legal ethics so that the profession learns from its role in the crash of 2008, and to reform legal education and research. Offering a totally new perspective, this book will be a fascinating read for law students and prospective law students, legal academics across all sub-fields, lawyers in government, especially those engaged in drafting legislation, and policymakers.

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    Law as Engineering
    Thinking About What Lawyers Do
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) David Howarth
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 32 mm
    Weight: 862 g
    ISBN 13: 9781782540137
    ISBN 10: 178254013X

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: LAW
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S5.0
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    LC classification: K
    BISAC V2.8: LAW052000
    B&T General Subject: 490
    BIC subject category V2: LAT
    Abridged Dewey: 340
    BISAC V2.8: LAW061000, LAW059000
    DC23: 340.07
    Thema V1.0: LAT
    Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd
    Imprint name
    Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd
    Publication date
    28 April 2014
    Publication City/Country
    Review quote
    'The book is well referenced throughout as one would expect with Elgar's highly academic publications... There is always a place for a new concept in the incomplete and developing world of jurisprudence and Howarth treats us to a delightful option which will amuse some, baffle others but generally adds to the continuing legal and philosophical debate which is the new twenty-first century jurisprudence.' - Phillip Taylor MBE and Elizabeth Taylor, The Barrister Magazine 'David Howarth's Law as Engineering is a profound contribution to the law. Evoking the level of originality associated with pioneering contributions to law and economics half a century ago, Howarth's book aligns law, not on economics, but on engineering styles of thought and problem solving. His analysis sheds deep light on a 21st century world where the work of transactional and legislative lawyers, who design and build social structures and devices much as engineers do physical ones, is becoming ever more important and complex, with far-reaching implications for both legal ethics and legal education.' - Scott Boorman, Professor, Yale University, US 'This is a brilliant, highly original analysis of what lawyers actually do and what they ought to do in order to protect their clients and the public. It will rescue lawyers from the kinds of behaviour that contributed to the financial crash. It also points legal education and research in important new directions.' - Sir Bob Hepple, Professor, QC FBA 'This book brings an important new perspective to a consideration of what lawyers do, and of what they are for. The implications explored in the book are an immensely valuable contribution to thinking on the future development of legal education and training. It should be read by everyone responsible for recruiting or training others for the law, whether in the public or the private sector.' - Sir Stephen Laws KCB, QC(Hon), LLD(Hon), First Parliamentary Counsel
    Table of contents
    Contents: Preface 1. Introduction 2. What do Lawyers do? 3. Law as Engineering 4. Implications (1) - Professional Ethics 5. Implications (2) - Legal Research and Teaching 6. Conclusion Bibliography Index