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Law as Engineering: Thinking About What Lawyers Do


ISBN13: 9780857933775
Published: February 2013
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Limited
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £75.00
Paperback edition , ISBN13 9781782540137



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Law 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.

Subjects:
General Interest, Professional Conduct and Ethics
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
Index.