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A Modern Legal Ethics: Adversary Advocacy in a Democratic Age

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Description for A Modern Legal Ethics: Adversary Advocacy in a Democratic Age Paperback. Proposes a renovation of legal ethics, one that contributes to ethical thought generally. This title reinterprets the positive law governing lawyers to identify fidelity as its organizing ideal. It asks what it is like - not psychologically but ethically - to practice law subject to the self-effacement that fidelity demands. Num Pages: 376 pages, black & white illustrations. BIC Classification: HPQ; LATC. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational; (U) Tertiary Education (US: College). Dimension: 225 x 148 x 24. Weight in Grams: 504.
A Modern Legal Ethics proposes a wholesale renovation of legal ethics, one that contributes to ethical thought generally. Daniel Markovits reinterprets the positive law governing lawyers to identify fidelity as its organizing ideal. Unlike ordinary loyalty, fidelity requires lawyers to repress their personal judgments concerning the truth and justice of their clients' claims. Next, the book asks what it is like--not psychologically but ethically--to practice law subject to the self-effacement that fidelity demands. Fidelity requires lawyers to lie and to cheat on behalf of their clients. However, an ethically profound interest in integrity gives lawyers reason to resist this characterization ... Read more

Product Details

Format
Paperback
Publication date
2011
Publisher
Princeton University Press
Number of pages
376
Condition
New
Number of Pages
376
Place of Publication
New Jersey, United States
ISBN
9780691148137
SKU
V9780691148137
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About Daniel Markovits
Daniel Markovits is the Guido Calabresi Professor of Law at Yale Law School.

Reviews for A Modern Legal Ethics: Adversary Advocacy in a Democratic Age
"[An] ambitious, original, and theoretically elegant book."
David Luban, Ethics "A Modern Legal Ethics is an intellectual whirlwind, sweeping from Aristotle and Kant to contemporary debates about impartial moral theory to the details of the Model Rules... What is most engaging is the question that drives Markovits throughout: is it possible for an adversary advocate today to have integrity?"
Benjamin C. Zipursky, ... Read more

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