Legal Scholars’ Ethical Responsibilities Concerning Neutrality and Objectivity, Candor and Exhaustiveness

15 Pages Posted: 30 Nov 2017

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Neil W. Hamilton

University of St. Thomas School of Law (Minnesota)

Date Written: 2017

Abstract

The specific topic of this essay is legal scholars’ ethical responsibilities concerning neutrality and objectivity, candor and exhaustiveness. These specific responsibilities are best understood in the context of ethical standards regarding scholarship for university faculty in general and then specifically for law faculty.

Part I below explores the responsibilities of neutrality and objectivity, candor and exhaustiveness in the context of the ethical standards for scholarship for university faculty in general. Part II analyzes these same responsibilities in the context of American Association of Law Professors Statement of Good Practices. Part III looks at the data relevant to the probable incidence of questionable conduct regarding these responsibilities. Part IV briefly discusses how most effectively to educate law professors about these responsibilities.

Keywords: Legal Ethics, Professional Responsibility, Faculty, Academic Ethics, AAUP

Suggested Citation

Hamilton, Neil W., Legal Scholars’ Ethical Responsibilities Concerning Neutrality and Objectivity, Candor and Exhaustiveness (2017). 100 Marquette Law Review, Forthcoming, U of St. Thomas (Minnesota) Legal Studies Research Paper No. 17-19, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3079960

Neil W. Hamilton (Contact Author)

University of St. Thomas School of Law (Minnesota) ( email )

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