Public Interest, Professional Bargains: Ethical Conflicts between Lawyers and Professional Engineers

31 Wash. U. J. L. & Pol’y 083 (2009)

39 Pages Posted: 30 Dec 2016

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Elizabeth Hubertz

Washington University in St. Louis - School of Law

Date Written: July 31, 2009

Abstract

Environmental experts come from many fields, including biology, geosciences, ecology, chemistry, engineering, social science, and economics. Each discipline has its own set of norms, practices, ethics,guidelines, and procedures, which differ from those of the legal profession. Wherever the disciplines intersect, there is a potential for disagreement. This Article examines one such set of potential clashes — the conflict between a lawyer‘s duties of loyalty and confidentiality, and the engineer‘s paramount duty to the public health, safety, and welfare.

Keywords: ethics, legal ethics, professionalism, environmental law, engineering, engineering ethics

Suggested Citation

Hubertz, Elizabeth, Public Interest, Professional Bargains: Ethical Conflicts between Lawyers and Professional Engineers (July 31, 2009). 31 Wash. U. J. L. & Pol’y 083 (2009) . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2891386

Elizabeth Hubertz (Contact Author)

Washington University in St. Louis - School of Law ( email )

Campus Box 1120
St. Louis, MO 63130
United States

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