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Of Shining Knights and Cunning Pettifoggers: The Symbolic World of the Model Rules of Professional Conduct


Nelson P. Miller


Thomas M. Cooley Law School

Joan Vestrand


Thomas M. Cooley Law School

January 1, 2006

Penn State Law Review, Vol. 110, No. 855, 2006

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This co-authored article offers a coherent ethical perspective on the American Bar Association (ABA) Model Rules of Professional Conduct. The legal profession bases its Model Rules on assumptions about lawyers, their clients and, adversaries, the authority to which lawyers appeal, and the economy in which they practice. Citing in support every Model Rule, this article exposes the rich symbolic assumptions underlying the Rules and concludesing that it is through this symbolic world that the Model Rules are best understood. The article includes a description of the normative economy on which the symbolic world of the Model Rules is based.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 25

Keywords: ethics, rules, profession, conduct, lawyers, symbolic, coherence, norms

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Date posted: November 19, 2011  

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Miller, Nelson P. and Vestrand, Joan, Of Shining Knights and Cunning Pettifoggers: The Symbolic World of the Model Rules of Professional Conduct (January 1, 2006). Penn State Law Review, Vol. 110, No. 855, 2006. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1961685

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Nelson Pierce Miller (Contact Author)
Thomas M. Cooley Law School ( email )
300 S. Capitol Avenue
P.O. Box 13038
Lansing, MI 48901
United States
Joan Vestrand
Thomas M. Cooley Law School ( email )
300 S. Capitol Avenue
P.O. Box 13038
Lansing, MI 48901
United States
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