Preventive Law: A Strategy for Internal Corporate Lawyers to Advise Managers of Their Ethical Obligations

21 Pages Posted: 10 Nov 2011  

Z. Jill Barclift

Hamline University - School of Law; Hamline University

Date Written: 2008

Abstract

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.

Keywords: Preventive law, jurisprudence, corporate law, Barton

Suggested Citation

Barclift, Z. Jill, Preventive Law: A Strategy for Internal Corporate Lawyers to Advise Managers of Their Ethical Obligations (2008). Journal of the Legal Profession, Vol. 33, p. 31, 2008. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1955240

Z. Jill Barclift (Contact Author)

Hamline University - School of Law ( email )

1536 Hewitt Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55104-1237
United States

Hamline University ( email )

1536 Hewitt Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55104
United States

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