Practice of Justice by William H. Simon
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Practice of Justice
By William H. Simon

The Practice of Justice

A Theory of Lawyers' Ethics

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Practice of Justice by William H. Simon

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Should a lawyer keep a client's secrets even when disclosure would exculpate a person wrongly accused of a crime? To what extent should a lawyer exploit loopholes in ways that enable clients to gain unintended advantages? When can lawyers justifiably make procedural manoeuvres that defeat substantive rights? This book looks at these and other traditional questions about the ethics of lawyering. William Simon, a legal theorist with experience in practice, charges that the profession's standard approach to these questions is incoherent and implausible. At the same time, Simon reflects the ethical approaches most frequently purposed by the professions critics. The problem, he insists, does not lie with the profession's commitment to legal values over those of ordinary morality, nor does it arise from the adversary system. Rather, Simon shows that the critical weakness of the standard aproach is its reliance on a distinctive style of judgment - categorical, rule-bound, rigid - that is both ethically unattractive and rejected by most modern legal thought outside the realm of legal ethics. He develops an alternative approach based on a different, more contextual style of judgment widely accepted in other areas of legal thought. The author uses discussions of actual cases, including the Lincoln Savings and Loan scandal and the Leo Frank murder trial, as well as fictional accounts of lawyering, including Kafka's "The Trial" and the movie "The Verdict".

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780674002753
ISBN-10: 067400275X
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 14mm)
Pages: 264
Imprint: Harvard University Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 1-Mar-2000
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - William H. Simon

William H. Simon is Kenneth and Harle Montgomery Professor of Public Interest Law at Stanford University.

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