Monday, January 29, 2007
Posted by Alan Childress
Paul Tremblay (Boston College--Law) has posted on SSRN--Law & Soc'y: Legal Prof. his review essay, "Critical Legal Ethics." It will be published in the Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics, vol. 20. His abstract is:
In this essay, Professor Tremblay reviews the book Lawyers' Ethics and the Pursuit of Social Justice: A Critical Reader, edited by Susan D. Carle and with a foreword by Robert W. Gordon, published by New York University Press in 2005.
Legal ethics should be far more than a set of rules on professional responsibility; they can serve as a means for changing power relations, empowering the disenfranchised, and advocating progressive social change. Lawyers' Ethics and the Pursuit of Social Justice broadens the discussion on legal ethics by first introducing the historical and theoretical background and then connecting it to real world issues while addressing lawyers' ethical obligations to work for social justice.