Book Review: Professional Legal Ethics: Critical Interrogations

10 Pages Posted: 23 Mar 2016

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Susan Carle

American University Washington College of Law

Date Written: Fall 2003

Abstract

This interesting book, written by two English law professors, surveys the major legal ethics issues facing barristers and solicitors in England and Wales today. The authors argue that a serious crisis of morale afflicts these legal professions. They blame this crisis not only on obvious economic and institutional pressures, but also on certain philosophical ideas that underlie common law legal ethics traditions. The book is particularly interesting in presenting material for comparative analysis. The U.S. reader's patience in sticking with this book until its final, most revelatory chapter will be rewarded with insights into the subtle ways in which debates about progressive legal ethics reform can take diverse directions even in countries with shared common law traditions.

Keywords: legal ethics, in the United Kingdom

Suggested Citation

Carle, Susan D., Book Review: Professional Legal Ethics: Critical Interrogations (Fall 2003). 17 Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics 165 (2003).. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2753088

Susan D. Carle (Contact Author)

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