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Fighting Fair
Legal Ethics for an Adversarial Age

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  • Date Published: July 2015
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  • isbn: 9781316397312

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  • Along with used car dealers and telemarketers, lawyers are considered to be among the least trustworthy of all professionals. If lawyers want more respect, they will have to earn it by reframing their ethical responsibilities. In an original approach to law's moral dilemma, legal theorist Allan C. Hutchinson takes seriously the idea that 'litigation is war.' By drawing an extended analogy with the theory of ethical warfare, he examines the most difficult questions facing practicing lawyers today. Comparing the role of military officers to legal professionals and theories of just peace to legal settlement, Hutchinson outlines a boldly original approach to legal ethics. Fighting Fair's recommendation for a more substantive, honor-based approach to ethics will be a thought-provoking tool for anyone concerned about the moral standing of the legal profession.

    • Proposes a new and boldly original approach to legal ethics
    • Bridges the gap between academic and practicing law by applying theory to professional problems
    • Tailored to the new realities of legal careers, the book's recommendations will be of interest to anyone practicing in an age of corporatized law
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    "If lawyers continue to insist that litigation is "war" by other means, then it is critical that they move beyond the "all is fair" caricature of the ethics of war that typically underpins this comparison. In this timely book, Allan Hutchinson turns the standard "law is war" analogy on its head by challenging us to consider the implications of applying the complex and nuanced ethics of just war theory to the practice of adversarial litigation. The result is a novel and thought-provoking analysis that will start a badly needed debate about the content and scope of the ethics of "just litigation" in a world in which we continue to hope that the rule of law will one day replace "the rule of force"."
    David B. Wilkins, Lester Kissel Professor of Law and Faculty Director, Center on the Legal Profession, Harvard University, Massachusetts

    "Fighting Fair offers a highly original and insightful analysis of contemporary legal ethics. Drawing on the metaphor that "litigation is war", Allan Hutchinson measures lawyers’ tactics by that standard and finds them lacking. Building on military ethics and theories of just war, this book challenges our conventional wisdom on lawyers’ moral responsibility and offers an imaginative alternative."
    Deborah L. Rhode, E. W. McFarland Professor of Law and Director, Center on the Legal Profession, Stanford University, California

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    • Date Published: July 2015
    • format: Adobe eBook Reader
    • isbn: 9781316397312
    • availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
  • Table of Contents

    1. An opening salvo
    2. The professional project
    3. A theoretical excursion
    4. The standard model
    5. Taking war ethically
    6. In the name of just ends
    7. Fighting fair
    8. Towards a just peace
    9. Not-so-final thoughts.

  • Author

    Allan C. Hutchinson, University of Toronto, School of Law
    Allan C. Hutchinson is a Distinguished Research Professor at Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, and an internationally recognized legal theorist. He is the author or editor of twenty books, including Evolution and the Common Law (2005), The Province of Jurisprudence Democratized (2008) and Is Eating People Wrong? (2010).

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