Ethics in Practice

Ethics in Practice : Lawyer's Roles', Responsibilities and Regulation

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Lawyers' ethics have been condemned for centuries, but they received little scholarly scrutiny until the last few decades. This volume brings together experts in the emerging field of legal ethics to discuss the central dilemmas of practising law. The 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 organizational behaviour. 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.
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  • Hardback | 310 pages
  • 161.5 x 238.8 x 25.9mm | 612.54g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 019512961X
  • 9780195129618

About Deborah L. Rhode

Deborah L. Rhode is the McFarland Professor of Law and Director of the Keck Center on Legal Ethics and the Legal Profession at Stanford University. She has served as president of the Association of American Law Schools and as senior counsel for the House Judiciary Committee on impeachment issues. She is the author or coauthor of eight books and over 75 articles, and has received the Keck Foundation Award for Distinguished Scholarship on Ethics by the American Bar Foundation, as well as the Pro Bono Publico Award from the American Bar Association.
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