Private Lives and Professional Responsibilities? The Relationship of Personal Morality to Lawyering and Professional Ethics

24 Pages Posted: 4 Nov 2001

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Carrie Menkel-Meadow

University of California, Irvine School of Law; Georgetown University Law Center

Abstract

This article reviews current issues of the effects of personal behavior (political scandals and other behavior)on professional responsibility from philosophical, ethical, professional responsibility and personal morality perspectives. The essay focus on a few notable examples (the Clinton-Lewinsky matter, JFK, FDR and other "presidential scandals, lawyer dishonesty and some examples from scholars and other professionals) to review how we ought to take account of what people do in their personal lives when making judgments about their professional performance (both in formal discipline and in moral judgments).

Suggested Citation

Menkel-Meadow, Carrie J., Private Lives and Professional Responsibilities? The Relationship of Personal Morality to Lawyering and Professional Ethics. Georgetown Public Law Research Paper No. 288806, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=288806 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.288806

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