The Effect of Legal Professionalization on Moral Reasoning: A Reply to Professor Vischer and Professor Wendel
Northwestern University Law Review Colloquy, Vol. 104, p. 300, 2009 & 2010
21 Pages Posted: 15 May 2010 Last revised: 2 Aug 2010
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.
Keywords: Legal Education, Humanizing Legal Education, Moral Psychology, Moral Reasoning, Legal Reasoning
JEL Classification: I21
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