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Ethical Challenges to Legal Education and Conduct

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ISBN13: 9781901362114
ISBN: 1901362116
Published: July 1997
Publisher: Hart Publishing
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £46.00

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This volume is concerned with the future education and conduct of lawyers, in particular through the rediscovery and setting out of the ethical dimension of legal education. The major themes of the book include: the importance of the moral dimension to legal thought and action and the possibility of incorporating ethics into the legal curriculum; the public interest in raising the standard of lawyers' conduct through education rather than regulation; and the need for more to be understood of the emerging economic, political, professional and adversarial structures of the profession, which are likely to govern the development of ethical behaviour.

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Professional Conduct and Ethics
Introduction: legal ethics - three challenges for the next millennium, Kim Economides.
Part 1 Rediscovering law's moral foundations: law and ethics in classical thought, Christopher Gill; justice, judgement and the ethics of alterity, Costas Douzinas; ""the secret courts of men's hearts"" legal ethics and Harper Lee's ""To Kill a Mockingbird"", Tim Dare; devils, lawyers and salvation lie in the details - deontological legal ethics, issue conflicts of interest and civic education in law schools, Robert E. Rosen; can legal ethics become a matter of academic teaching? critical observations from a late-modern perspective, Vittorio Olgiati.
Part 2 Introducing legal ethics into the curriculum: why Canadian law schools don't teach legal ethics, Harry W. Arthurs; lawyers behaving badly - where now in legal education for acting responsibly in Australia?, Andrew Goldsmith and Guy Powles; recent developments in the teaching of legal ethics - a UK perspective, Richard O'Dair; the teaching of legal ethics...in the ""tropiques"", Eliane B. Junqueira; learning and practising law in the South Pacific - the ethical dimension, Richard Grimes; teaching professionalism - the issues and the antimonies, Thomas Morawetz.
Part 3 Making lawyers good: lawyers' moral reasoning and professional conduct, in practice and in education, Leny de Groot-van Leeuwen; feminist perspectives on legal ethics, Deborah Rhode; conduct, ethics & experience in vocational legal education - opportunities missed, Julian Webb; the politics of decontextualised knowledge - brining context into ethics instruction in law school Robert Granfield; educating lawyers to be ethical advisors, Charles Sampford and Sophie Blencowe; legal ethics in Europe, Avrom Sherr.