Pluralism and Professionalism: The Question of Authority
Robert K. Vischer
University of St. Thomas, St. Paul/Minneapolis, MN - School of Law
St. John's Legal Studies Research Paper
Professionalism initiatives tend to presume that the only sources of authority material to a lawyer's cultivation of professional values are grounded in the law and speak to all lawyers. In reality, many lawyers find meaning and purpose in sources of authority that are particular and extralegal. Expanding our conception of authority will equip lawyers to engage questions of professional identity in new, more powerful ways.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 40
Keywords: Legal ethics, professionalism, morality, lawyers
JEL Classification: K4
Date posted: October 11, 2004
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