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Vol 21 No 11 Nov/Dec 2016

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Fighting Fair: Legal Ethics for an Adversarial Age


ISBN13: 9781107116917
Published: September 2015
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £64.99
Paperback edition , ISBN13 9781107539709



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Along with used car dealers and telemarketers, lawyers are considered to be among the least trustworthy of all professionals. If lawyers want more respect, they will have to earn it by reframing their ethical responsibilities. In an original approach to law's moral dilemma, legal theorist Allan C. Hutchinson takes seriously the idea that 'litigation is war'.

By drawing an extended analogy with the theory of ethical warfare, he examines the most difficult questions facing practicing lawyers today. Comparing the role of military officers to legal professionals and theories of just peace to legal settlement, Hutchinson outlines a boldly original approach to legal ethics. Fighting Fair's recommendation for a more substantive, honor-based approach to ethics will be a thought-provoking tool for anyone concerned about the moral standing of the legal profession.

Subjects:
Jurisprudence, Legal Skills and Method
Contents:
1. An opening salvo
2. The professional project
3. A theoretical excursion
4. The standard model
5. Taking war ethically
6. In the name of just ends
7. Fighting fair
8. Towards a just peace
9. Not-so-final thoughts.