W. Bradley Wendel

Cornell University - School of Law

Edwin H. Woodruff Professor of Law

108 Myron Taylor Hall

Ithaca, NY 14853

United States

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Scholarly Papers (44)

1.

Legal Ethics and the Separation of Law and Morals

Number of pages: 82 Posted: 16 Mar 2005
W. Bradley Wendel
Cornell University - School of Law
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Philosophical Legal Ethics: Ethics, Morals, and Jurisprudence

Legal Ethics, Forthcoming, UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 10-21, Stanford Public Law Working Paper No. 1646558, Yale Law School, Public Law Working Paper No. 212
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 22 Jul 2010 Last Revised: 12 Oct 2010
affiliation not provided to SSRN, Cornell University - School of Law, Columbia University - Law School, University of Denver College of Law, Yale Law School, Mitchell Hamline School of Law and University of Auckland
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jurisprudence, legal ethics, morality

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Legal Ethics and Moral Character

Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics, Forthcoming, Cornell Legal Studies Research Paper
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 08 Jun 2010
Alice Woolley and W. Bradley Wendel
affiliation not provided to SSRN and Cornell University - School of Law
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Legal Ethics, Moral Psychology, Dispositions, Personality, Standard Conception, Luban, Simon, Pepper, Fried

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Technological Solutions to Human Error and How They Can Kill You: Understanding the Boeing 737-Max Products Liability Litigation

Cornell Legal Studies Research Paper No. 19-47
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 05 Aug 2019 Last Revised: 25 Nov 2019
W. Bradley Wendel
Cornell University - School of Law
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products liability, design defect, systems accidents, 737-Max

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Philosophical Legal Ethics: An Affectionate History

Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics, Vol. 30, 2017, Cornell Legal Studies Research Paper No. 17-12
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 08 Feb 2017 Last Revised: 27 Mar 2017
David Luban and W. Bradley Wendel
Georgetown University Law Center and Cornell University - School of Law
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Legal ethics, professional ethics, role morality, moral agency, liberalism, pluralism

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The Torture Memos and the Demands of Legality

Cornell Legal Studies Research Paper No. 09-019
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 22 Jun 2009
W. Bradley Wendel
Cornell University - School of Law
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Legal ethics, torture, torture memos, OLC, goverment lawyers, advising, rule of law, legality

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Government Lawyers in the Trump Administration

Cornell Legal Studies Research Paper No. 17-04
Number of pages: 89 Posted: 28 Jan 2017 Last Revised: 16 Feb 2017
W. Bradley Wendel
Cornell University - School of Law
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Rule of law, professionalism, legal ethics, government lawyers, legal advising

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Civil Obedience

Number of pages: 115 Posted: 28 Oct 2003
W. Bradley Wendel
Cornell University - School of Law
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Jurisprudence and Judicial Ethics

IVR World Congress of Philosophy of Law, Krakow, Poland, Cornell Legal Studies Research Paper No. 08-009
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 25 Oct 2007
W. Bradley Wendel
Cornell University - School of Law
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judicial ethics, Hart, Dworkin

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Mixed Signals: Rational Choice Theories of Social Norms and the Pragmatics of Explanation

Number of pages: 90 Posted: 12 Sep 2001
W. Bradley Wendel
Cornell University - School of Law
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Professionalism as Interpretation

Number of pages: 89 Posted: 17 Feb 2005
W. Bradley Wendel
Cornell University - School of Law
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12.

Lawyer Shaming

Cornell Legal Studies Research Paper 21-09
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 15 Feb 2021 Last Revised: 24 Feb 2021
W. Bradley Wendel
Cornell University - School of Law
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Legal ethics, role morality, dirty hands

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Legal Ethics is about the Law, Not Morality or Justice: A Reply to Critics

Texas Law Review, Vol. 90, No. 3, 2012, Cornell Legal Studies Research Paper No. 13-02
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 06 Dec 2012 Last Revised: 07 Jan 2013
W. Bradley Wendel
Cornell University - School of Law
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The Jurisprudence of Enron: Professionalism as Interpretation

Number of pages: 79 Posted: 22 Aug 2004
W. Bradley Wendel
Cornell University - School of Law
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A Legal Ethics Perspective on Alternative Litigation Financing

Canadian Business Law Journal, Vol. 55, p. 133, 2014, Forthcoming, Cornell Legal Studies Research Paper No. 14-12
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 07 Mar 2014 Last Revised: 21 Mar 2014
W. Bradley Wendel
Cornell University - School of Law
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Personal Integrity and the Conflict between Ordinary and Institutional Values

LEGAL ETHICS: PROFESSIONAL ETHICS AND PERSONAL INTEGRITY, Tim Dare, W. Bradley Wendel, eds., Cambridge Scholars Press, Forthcoming, Cornell Legal Studies Research Paper No. 08-010
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 25 Oct 2007
W. Bradley Wendel
Cornell University - School of Law
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legal ethics, integrity, agent-neutral, agent-relative, role morality

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Explanation in Legal Scholarship: The Inferential Structure of Doctrinal Analysis

Cornell Law Review, Vol. 96, No. 4, 2011, Cornell Legal Studies Research Paper No. 11-38
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 25 Nov 2011
W. Bradley Wendel
Cornell University - School of Law
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Explanation, inference to the best explanation

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Legal Advising and the Rule of Law

Number of pages: 18 Posted: 30 Jul 2008
W. Bradley Wendel
Cornell University - School of Law
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Legal ethics, rule of law

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Should Law Schools Teach Professional Duties, Professional Virtues, or Something Else? A Critique of the Carnegie Report on Educating Lawyers

University of St. Thomas Law Journal, Forthcoming, Cornell Legal Studies Research Paper No. 11-32
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 25 Nov 2011
W. Bradley Wendel
Cornell University - School of Law
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Professional identity, legal ethics, legal education, Carnegie Report

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Alternative Litigation Financing and Anti-Commodification Norms

DePaul Law Review, Forthcoming, Cornell Legal Studies Research Paper No. 13-91
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 07 May 2013
W. Bradley Wendel
Cornell University - School of Law
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alternative litigation finance, third-party litigation finance, commodification

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Sally Yates, Ronald Dworkin, and the Best View of the Law

Michigan Law Review Online, Forthcoming, Cornell Legal Studies Research Paper No.17-11
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 06 Mar 2017 Last Revised: 10 Mar 2017
W. Bradley Wendel
Cornell University - School of Law
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Legal ethics, government lawyers, Ronald Dworkin, legitimacy

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Political Culture and the Rule of Law: Comparing the United States and New Zealand

Cornell Legal Studies Research Paper No. 12-55
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 11 Jul 2012
W. Bradley Wendel
Cornell University - School of Law
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constitutionalism, rule of law, political culture, accident compensation, Treaty of Waitangi

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Whose Truth? Objective and Subjective Perspectives on Truthfulness in Advocacy

Cornell Legal Studies Research Paper No. 15-10
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 13 Feb 2015 Last Revised: 10 Nov 2015
W. Bradley Wendel
Cornell University - School of Law
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advocacy, adversary system, rhetoric, truthfulness, public reason, legal ethics, standard conception

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In Search of Core Values

16 Legal Ethics 350 (2014), Cornell Legal Studies Research Paper No. 14-08
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 28 Feb 2014 Last Revised: 14 Mar 2014
W. Bradley Wendel
Cornell University - School of Law
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legal profession, core values, regulation, access to justice, multidisciplinary practices, alternative business structures, Clementi

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Three Concepts of Roles

San Diego Law Review, Vol. 48, No. 1, 2011, Cornell Legal Studies Research Paper No. 11-37
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 25 Nov 2011
W. Bradley Wendel
Cornell University - School of Law
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Role morality, role-differentiated morality, recourse role

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If Lifelong Learning is the Solution, What is the Problem?

Number of pages: 31 Posted: 18 Mar 2009 Last Revised: 06 Apr 2009
W. Bradley Wendel
Cornell University - School of Law
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Professionalism

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Institutional and Individual Justification in Legal Ethics: The Problem of Client Selection

Hofstra Law Review, Forthcoming, Cornell Legal Studies Research Paper No. 06-006
Number of pages: 65 Posted: 27 Jan 2006
W. Bradley Wendel
Cornell University - School of Law
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Economic Rationality and Ethical Values in Design-Defect Analysis: The Trolley Problem and Autonomous Vehicles

California Western Law Review, Forthcoming, Cornell Legal Studies Research Paper No. 18-27
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 24 Mar 2018 Last Revised: 24 Apr 2018
W. Bradley Wendel
Cornell University - School of Law
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Autonomy Isn’t Everything: Some Cautionary Notes on McCoy v. Louisiana

Cornell Legal Studies Research Paper No. 18-43
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 20 Aug 2018 Last Revised: 10 Oct 2018
W. Bradley Wendel
Cornell University - School of Law
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Duty in the Litigation Investment Agreement: The Choice between Tort and Contract Norms When the Deal Breaks Down

Vanderbilt Law Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 26 Oct 2013 Last Revised: 06 Nov 2013
Anthony J. Sebok and W. Bradley Wendel
Yeshiva University - Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and Cornell University - School of Law
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Lawyers, Citizens, and the Internal Point of View

Fordham Law Review, Forthcoming, Cornell Legal Studies Research Paper No. 08-011
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 25 Oct 2007
W. Bradley Wendel
Cornell University - School of Law
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The Rule of Law and Legal-Process Reasons in Attorney Advising

Cornell Legal Studies Research Paper No. 18-09
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 12 Feb 2018 Last Revised: 21 Feb 2018
W. Bradley Wendel
Cornell University - School of Law
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rule of law, legal process, Lon Fuller, H.L.A. Hart, professionalism, interpretation

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Litigation Trolls

NYU Law School Center on Civil Justice Symposium on "Litigation Funding: The Basics and Beyond" (Nov. 20, 2015), Cornell Legal Studies Research Paper No. 16-3
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 12 Dec 2015 Last Revised: 18 Dec 2015
W. Bradley Wendel
Cornell University - School of Law
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litigation funding, litigation financing, third-party litigation financing, alternative litigation financing, ALF

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Lawyers as Quasi-Public Actors

Alberta Law Review, Forthcoming, Cornell Legal Studies Research Paper No. 08-012
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 25 Oct 2007
W. Bradley Wendel
Cornell University - School of Law
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legal ethics, access to justice

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Truthfulness as an Ethical Form of Life

Duquesne University Law Review, Forthcoming, Cornell Legal Studies Research Paper No. 17-48
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 20 Nov 2017 Last Revised: 19 Dec 2017
W. Bradley Wendel
Cornell University - School of Law
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Truth, Truthfulness, Role-Differentiated Morality, Professional Ethics

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2008 F.W. Wickwire Memorial Lecture: Executive Branch Lawyers in a Time of Terror

Dalhousie Law Journal, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 04 Apr 2009
W. Bradley Wendel
Cornell University - School of Law
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Legal ethics, advising, rule of law, executive branch, torture

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The Craft of Legal Interpretation

INTERPRETATION OF LAW IN THE AGE OF ENLIGHTENMENT, Yasutomo Morigiwa, Michael Stolleis and Jean-Louis Halperin, eds., Springer, July 2011, Cornell Legal Studies Research Paper No. 11-34
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 25 Nov 2011
W. Bradley Wendel
Cornell University - School of Law
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Objectivity, interpretation, legal advising

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The Ideology of Judging and the First Amendment in Judicial Election Campaigns

Number of pages: 86 Posted: 20 Jun 2002
W. Bradley Wendel
Cornell University - School of Law
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Razian Authority and its Implication for Legal Ethics

Legal Ethics, Vol. 13, No. 2, December 2010, Cornell Legal Studies Research Paper No. 11-35
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 25 Nov 2011
W. Bradley Wendel
Cornell University - School of Law
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The ABA Guidelines and the Norms of Capital Defense Representation

Hofstra Law Review, Vol. 41, p. 635, 2013
Number of pages: 62 Posted: 02 Oct 2013
Russell Stetler and W. Bradley Wendel
Independent and Cornell University - School of Law
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ABA Guidelines, prevailing norms

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Malice or Snafu? Punitive Damages and Organizational Culture Defects

DePaul Law Review, Forthcoming, Cornell Legal Studies Research Paper No. 22-32
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 28 Jun 2022 Last Revised: 27 Jul 2022
W. Bradley Wendel
Cornell University - School of Law
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Boeing 737-MAX, punitive damages, products liability, organizational cultures, corporate wrongdoing

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Coming to Grips with the Ethical Challenges for Capital Post-Conviction Representation Posed by Martinez v. Ryan

Cornell Legal Studies Research Paper No. 15-07
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 30 Jan 2015 Last Revised: 10 Nov 2015
John H. Blume and W. Bradley Wendel
Cornell Law School and Cornell University - School of Law
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Lawyering in the Christian Colony: Some Hauerwasian Themes, Reflections, and Questions

Law and Contemporary Problems, Forthcoming, Cornell Legal Studies Research Paper No. 11-36
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 25 Nov 2011
W. Bradley Wendel
Cornell University - School of Law
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liberalism, narrative, tradition, community, Hauerwas

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Constructing a Legal Field: The Restatement of the Law Governing Lawyers

Cornell Legal Studies Research Paper No. 22-31
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 11 Jun 2022 Last Revised: 27 Jul 2022
W. Bradley Wendel
Cornell University - School of Law
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Restatement, ALI, legal ethics, law governing lawyers, fiduciary duties, legal profession