Legal Ethics and Human Dignity
By (author) David Luban
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Legal Ethics and Human Dignity by David Luban
Book DescriptionDavid Luban is one of the world's leading scholars of legal ethics. In this collection of his most significant papers he ranges over such topics as the moral psychology of organisational 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 In addition to an analytical introduction, the volume includes two major previously unpublished papers, including a detailed critique of the US government lawyers who produced the notorious 'torture memos'.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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521862851
(228mm x 152mm x 24mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 13-Sep-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author David Luban
Torture, Power, and Law, Hardback (September 2014)
David Luban analyzes the torture debate in the struggle against terrorism from a sophisticated philosophical and legal perspective.
Legal Ethics and Human Dignity, Paperback (August 2009)
A wide-ranging collection of essays from a leading scholar of legal ethics.
Lawyers and Justice, Paperback (December 1988)» View all books by David Luban
Studying legal ethics, this work examines the conflict between common morality and the lawyer's "role morality" under the adversary system and how this conflict becomes a social and political problem for a community. It also outlines an affordable system of legal services for the poor.
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Author Biography - David Luban
David Luban is Frederick Haas Professor of Law and Philosophy at Georgetown University.
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