Can a Good Christian Be a Good Lawyer?: Homilies, Witnesses and Reflections

Can a Good Christian Be a Good Lawyer?: Homilies, Witnesses and Reflections
Edited by Thomas A. Baker and Timothy W. Floyd. University of Notre Dame Press, 206 pp.

When I left my career as a professor of theology in order to pursue law, two fellow academics told me that I was leaving heaven for hell. I, however, saw law as a way to extend my religious commitments, not discard them. I certainly did not think I was leaving morality behind, though I did have my own prejudices. Although the practice of law is governed by rules of professional ethics, and although most lawyers I know are quite ethical, I did not think that the legal profession engaged in much systematic ethical reflection. But I quickly discovered that literature on legal ethics is burgeoning and discussions about ethics are frequent.

 

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