The Effect of Legal Professionalization on Moral Reasoning: A Reply to Professor Vischer and Professor Wendel
University of Washington - School of Law
Northwestern University Law Review Colloquy, Vol. 104, p. 300, 2009 & 2010
Texas Tech Law School Research Paper No. 2010-19
What is the effect of legal education and practice on lawyers' moral reasoning? Lawyers are professionalized in a manner that undermines moral reasoning skills, which, in turn, affects their professional behavior. The so-called Torture Memos exemplify this dynamic.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 21
Keywords: Legal Education, Humanizing Legal Education, Moral Psychology, Moral Reasoning, Legal Reasoning
JEL Classification: I21
Date posted: May 15, 2010 ; Last revised: August 2, 2010
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