Professionalism and Matthew Shardlake
Alex B. Long
University of Tennessee College of Law
January 24, 2012
UCLA Law Review, Vol. 59, No. 86, 2012
University of Tennessee Legal Studies Research Paper No. 167
This Essay/Book Review examines the Matthew Shardlake series by C.J. Sansom. In particular, it examines the question of whether the sixteenth-century fictional lawyer Shardlake can serve as a role model for twenty-first-century lawyers, both in terms of his ethics and his professionalism. An examination of the Shardlake series as a whole yields some uncertain answers, both as to Shardlake and as to what it means to be an ethical and professional lawyer. This is ultimately part of what makes the series so enjoyable for lawyers.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 26
Keywords: Shardlake, Sansom, ethics, professionalism, professional responsibility, fiction, literature
JEL Classification: K10, K42working papers series
Date posted: January 29, 2012 ; Last revised: February 22, 2012
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