'Are Law Schools Amoral Boot Camps?': Two Legal Ethicists Beg to Differ with a Controversial Book- Review of Lawyers Gone Bad: Money, Sex and Madness in Canada’s Legal Profession by Philip Slayton

16(1) Literary Review of Canada, Jan/Feb 2008

Posted: 7 Jul 2012

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Jocelyn Downie

Schulich School of Law & Faculty of Medicine

Richard Devlin

Dalhousie University - Schulich School of Law

Date Written: 2008

Abstract

In this book, 'Lawyers Gone Bad: Money, Sex and Madness in Canada's Legal Profession' by Philip Slayton-formerly a Bay Street lawyer and a dean of law- tells the stories of a number of unethical, and often criminal, lawyers. As Slayton notes, "stories of lawyers gone bad-even when the facts are complex, technical, and dry-have a macabre interest."

Keywords: book review, ethics, Philip Slayton, lawyers

Suggested Citation

Downie, Jocelyn and Devlin, Richard, 'Are Law Schools Amoral Boot Camps?': Two Legal Ethicists Beg to Differ with a Controversial Book- Review of Lawyers Gone Bad: Money, Sex and Madness in Canada’s Legal Profession by Philip Slayton (2008). 16(1) Literary Review of Canada, Jan/Feb 2008. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2101684

Jocelyn Downie (Contact Author)

Schulich School of Law & Faculty of Medicine ( email )

Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 4H9
Canada

Richard Devlin

Dalhousie University - Schulich School of Law ( email )

6061 University Avenue
6061 University Ave
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 4H9
Canada

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