Grounding legal ethics learning in social scientific studies of lawyers at work

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Title Grounding legal ethics learning in social scientific studies of lawyers at work
Author Robertson, Michael Keith; Tranter, Kieran Mark
Journal Name Legal Ethics
Editor Kim Economides
Year Published 2007
Place of publication Oxford
Publisher Hart Publisher
Abstract Legal ethics education, in Australia and elsewhere, has emphasised normative accounts of lawyers' professional responsibility. In the alternative we suggest legal ethical education should be informed by social scientific studies of lawyers' work. We argue that these studies reveal that legal practice is permeated with opportunities for choice, despite the rules and contextual factors that influence lawyersv practice decisions. We suggest that teaching that is designed to encourage students to come to terms with both the frequency and the situational complexity of ethical decision making, in the many discretionary spaces that inhabit the lawyer' s role, may result in qualitatively better learning outcomes in legal ethics education.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Publisher URI http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/hart/legeth/2006/00000009/00000002/art00008
Volume 9
Issue Number 2
Page from 211
Page to 228
ISSN 1460-728X
Date Accessioned 2007-07-16
Date Available 2010-09-03T07:19:57Z
Language en_AU
Research Centre Socio-Legal Research Centre
Faculty Griffith Law School
Subject PRE2009-Professional Ethics
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/18218
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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