Moral Quality in Adjudication: On Judicial Virtues and Civic Friendship

Iris van Domselaar, "Moral Quality in Adjudication: On Judicial Virtues and Civic Friendship", Netherlands Journal of Legal Philosophy, 1, (2015) 24-46

Amsterdam Law School Research Paper No. 2016-39

General Subserie Research Paper No. 2016-04

24 Pages Posted: 12 May 2015 Last revised: 20 Oct 2016

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Iris van Domselaar

Amsterdam Law School, University of Amsterdam

Date Written: April 28, 2015

Abstract

How best to account for moral quality in adjudication?

This article proposes a six-pack of judicial virtues as part of a truly virtue-centred account of moral quality in adjudication. These judicial virtues are presented as both constitutive and indispensable for realizing moral quality in adjudication.

In addition, it will be argued that in order to honour the inherent relational dimension of adjudication a judge should not only possess the judicial virtues to a sufficient degree, he should also have the attitude of a civic friend. The Aristotelian concept of civic friendship will be proposed as an important complement to a virtue-ethical approach to adjudication.

Keywords: virtue jurisprudence, judicial virtues, judicial perception, civic friendship, legal education

JEL Classification: K10

Suggested Citation

van Domselaar, Iris, Moral Quality in Adjudication: On Judicial Virtues and Civic Friendship (April 28, 2015). Iris van Domselaar, "Moral Quality in Adjudication: On Judicial Virtues and Civic Friendship", Netherlands Journal of Legal Philosophy, 1, (2015) 24-46 ; Amsterdam Law School Research Paper No. 2016-39; General Subserie Research Paper No. 2016-04. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2600243

Iris Van Domselaar (Contact Author)

Amsterdam Law School, University of Amsterdam ( email )

Amsterdam, 1018 WB
Netherlands

HOME PAGE: http://home.medewerker.uva.nl/i.vandomselaar/

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