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The Corporate Lawyer's Role in a Contemporary Democracy


Colin P. Marks


St. Mary's University School of Law

Nancy B. Rapoport


University of Nevada, Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law

April 10, 2009

Fordham Law Review, Vol. 77, p. 1269, 2009
UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 09-12

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In this paper, we review the traditional arguments for corporate social responsibility and ask the question of what corporate lawyers should do to help their clients do the right thing ethically. We also set out a test - the technically test -- that highlights when something is usually on the wrong side of the ethical line. (If you have to give legal advice starting with Well, technically..., you're on the wrong side of the line.)

Number of Pages in PDF File: 25

Keywords: Corporate social responsibility, legal ethics, corporate governance

JEL Classification: K00, K19, K20, K22, K29, K39

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Date posted: April 10, 2009 ; Last revised: April 30, 2011

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Marks, Colin P. and Rapoport, Nancy B., The Corporate Lawyer's Role in a Contemporary Democracy (April 10, 2009). Fordham Law Review, Vol. 77, p. 1269, 2009; UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 09-12. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1376475

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Colin P. Marks
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University of Nevada, Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law ( email )
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