Preventive Law: A Strategy for Internal Corporate Lawyers to Advise Managers of Their Ethical Obligations
Z. Jill Barclift
Hamline University - School of Law; Hamline University
Journal of the Legal Profession, Vol. 33, p. 31, 2008
This article examines the efficacy of Preventive Law jurisprudence to internal corporate law practice. The article compares internal corporate law practice to the practice approach of Preventive Law. The article explores the benefits of Preventive Law jurisprudence to internal corporate law practice. Part I discusses the history and various vectors of Preventive Law. Part II examines the responsibilities of corporate law departments. Part III compares Preventive Law practice skills to internal corporate law practice, and explores the utility of Barton’s problem solving approaches to internal corporate law practice. Finally, the article concludes arguing internal corporate law practice is Preventive Law practice. This article suggests an understanding of the role of internal corporate lawyers as practicing Preventive Law in the context of Preventive Law jurisprudence.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 21
Keywords: Preventive law, jurisprudence, corporate law, Barton
Date posted: November 10, 2011