Some Sympathy for the Hired Gun

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Author(s): 
Schneyer, Ted
Publication: 
Journal of Legal Education
Volume number: 
41
Year: 
1991
First page number: 
11
Last page number: 
27
Country: 
USA

Legal ethics scholarship should abandon the debate between the "hired-gun" and "moral-activist" approaches to legal ethics. Many pressing issues can not be resolved through either approach. These critics have not brought us closer to a shared understanding of moral accountability for lawyers, or of what values should activate moral activists.