Professionalizing Moral Deference

Date

2009

Authors

Hatfield, Michael

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Journal ISSN

Volume Title

Publisher

Northwestern University Law Review Colloquy

Abstract

What is the effect of legal education and practice on lawyers’ moral reasoning? Lawyers are professionalized in a manner that undermines moral reasoning skills, which, in turn, affects their professional behavior. The so-called Torture Memos exemplify this dynamic.

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Keywords

Torture, Interrogation, Legal eeducation, Moral psychology, Moral reasoning

Citation

104 Nw. U. L. Rev. Colloquy 1