The Legal Ethics Scholarship of Ted Schneyer: The Importance of Being Rigorous
16 Pages Posted: 27 Apr 2011
This is the Foreword to a festschrift on the theme of “Lawyer Regulation for the 21st Century” in honor of Ted Schneyer, the Milton O. Riepe Professor at University of Arizona, James E. Rogers College of Law. It discusses why Professor Schneyer’s legal ethics scholarship is so deserving of celebration and why the theme of this collection is so fitting. Among other things, it takes note of a dissenting opinion last Term in which Justice Scalia criticized the Court for implicitly approving views “articulated by an ad hoc group of legal-ethicist amici consisting mainly of professors of that least analytically rigorous and hence most subjective of law-school subjects, legal ethics.” In response, the Foreword maintains that Ted Schneyer’s scholarship belies the Justice’s characterization of the field of legal ethics, and concludes that Professor Schneyer’s writings deserve to be celebrated because, at this critical time in the legal profession’s history, they remind us of the importance of being rigorous.
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