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Call # K123 .L83 2007
Author Luban, David, 1949-
Title Legal ethics and human dignity / David Luban
Imprint Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2007
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Descript. xii, 337 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Series Cambridge studies in philosophy and law
Summary/Abstract "David Luban is one of the world's leading scholars of legal ethics. In this collection of his most significant papers from the past twenty-five years, he ranges over such topics as the moral psychology of organizational evil, the strengths and weaknesses of the adversary system, and jurisprudence from the lawyer's point of view. His discussion combines philosophical argument, legal analysis, and many cases drawn from actual law practice, and he defends a theory of legal ethics that focuses on lawyers' role in enhancing human dignity and human rights. In addition to an analytical introduction, the volume includes two major previously unpublished papers, including a detailed critique of the US government lawyers who produced the notorious "torture memos." It will be of interest to a wide range of readers in both philosophy and law."--BOOK JACKET
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Legal ethics
Human rights
Law -- Philosophy
OCLC # 187394693
Table of Contents
IThe ethics in legal ethics17
1The adversary system excuse19
2Lawyers as upholders of human dignity (when they aren't busy assaulting it)65
IIThe jurisprudence of legal ethics97
3Natural law as professional ethics : a reading of Fuller99
4A different nightmare and a different dream131
5The torture lawyers of Washington162
IIIMoral complications and moral psychology207
6Contrived ignorance209
7The ethics of wrongful obedience237
8Integrity : its causes and cures267
IVMoral messiness in professional life299
9A midrash on Rabbi Shaffer and Rabbi Trollope301