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Legal Ethics: Law Stories Paperback – October 7, 2005

ISBN-13: 978-1587789359 ISBN-10: 1587789353 Edition: 1st

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  • Series: Law Stories
  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Foundation Press; 1 edition (October 7, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1587789353
  • ISBN-13: 978-1587789359
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 6.2 x 9.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #314,317 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Deborah L. Rhode is the Ernest W. McFarland Professor of Law and the Director of the Center on the Legal Profession at Stanford University. She has a Yale BA and JD, and is a former law clerk of Justice Thurgood Marshall, a former president of the Association of American Law Schools, a former chair of the American Bar Association's Commission on Women in the Profession, and a former director of both Stanford's Center on Ethics and its Institute for Research on Women and Gender. She is the author or coauthor of twenty books and over 200 articles, and is the nation's most cited scholar on professional responsibility.

Author Photo by David Weintraub, photographer.

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I use this book to teach ethics to law students. It is a collection of 10 essays, including one by one of the editors (Deborah Rhode). The other editor, David Luban, wrote the introduction. As the essays are by different authors, they are of varying quality. However, each essay addresses a different ethical quandary. Five of them were previously published. The only essay by a non-lawyer is Alex Beam's coverage of the lawsuit against the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for reneging on its fee agreement with two of the law firms that earned it billions in the tobacco litigation. From a law professor's standpoint, Beam's is the weakest essay, containing no ethical analysis (and of course, the law firms did nothing wrong in suing to collect their contractual fees). Almost all of the essays (except Beam's) contain footnotes and citations to reported cases, which students (or other interested readers) can read as "primary" source material. Of course the book does not cover all of the Model Rules of Professional Conduct. It cannot take the place of a traditional casebook. On the other hand, it has broader appeal and interest than just to law students.
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1 of 4 people found the following review helpful By LS on June 2, 2011
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This book is a collection of various stories that tell ethical dilemmas in the legal field. The stories themselves have good lessons, but they're pretty long. I wish the stories were shaved down a bit.
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