Skip to main content Accessibility help
Ethics and Law
  • Cited by 2
  • Export citation
  • Recommend to librarian
  • Buy the print book

Book description

Can someone be a good person yet act in a professional role that may involve deception, procedural trickery, withholding information, and working on behalf of terrible people and institutions? This question is at the heart of legal ethics. Using cases from around the common-law world, W. Bradley Wendel looks at issues including confidentiality, the moral responsibility of lawyers, and truth and deception in advocacy. He then examines the classic questions of philosophy of law, including the nature of law, positivism, natural law, the relationship between law and morality, unjust legal systems, and the obligation to obey the law. Finally, he considers the ethical issues surrounding the role of lawyers, including criminal defense and prosecution, civil litigation, counseling clients on the law, and representing corporations. Combining the theoretical, philosophical, and practical, his book will be of vital interest to students of law, the philosophy of law, ethics, and political philosophy.


‘A superb, engaging and accessible introduction to the intersection of ethics and law.'

Adam Dodek - University of Ottawa

Refine List

Actions for selected content:

Select all | Deselect all
  • View selected items
  • Export citations
  • Download PDF (zip)
  • Send to Kindle
  • Send to Dropbox
  • Send to Google Drive

Save Search

You can save your searches here and later view and run them again in "My saved searches".

Please provide a title, maximum of 40 characters.


Secondary sources
Alexy, Robert, The Argument from Injustice (Oxford: Oxford University Press, Paulson, Bonnie Litschewski and Paulson, Stanley L., trans. 2002).
Amsterdam, Anthony, and Bruner, Jerome, Minding the Law (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press 2000).
Applbaum, Arthur Isak, Ethics for Adversaries (Princeton: Princeton University Press 1999).
Aquinas, Thomas, Summa Theologica, in Baumgarth, William P. and Regan, Richard J., eds., Aquinas on Law, Morality, and Politics (Indianapolis: Hackett, 2nd edn., 2002), pp. 10–69.
Arendt, Hannah, Eichmann in Jerusalem (New York: Viking 1963).
Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics. Ross, W. D. and Urmson, J. O. trans., in Ackrill, J. L., ed., A New Aristotle Reader (Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press 1984).
Austin, John, The Province of Jurisprudence Determined (London: J. Murray 1832).
Aviel, Rebecca, “Why Civil Gideon Won’t Fix Family Law,” Yale Law Journal 122: 2106–24 (2013).
Babcock, Barbara, “Defending the Guilty,” Cleveland State Law Review 32: 175–87 (1983).
Barrett, Edward F., “The Adversary System and the Ethics of Advocacy,” Notre Dame Lawyer 37: 479–88 (1962).
Bazerman, Max H., and Tenbrunsel, Ann E., Blind Spots: Why We Fail to Do What’s Right and What to Do About It (Princeton: Princeton University Press 2011).
Bazyler, Michael J., “Gray Zones of Holocaust Restitution: American Justice and Holocaust Morality,” in Petropoulos, Jonathan and Roth, John K. eds., Gray Zones: Ambiguity and Compromise in the Holocaust and Its Aftermath (New York: Berghan Books 2005), pp. 339–59.
Berlin, Isaiah, “The Pursuit of the Ideal,” in Hardy, Henry, ed., The Crooked Timber of Humanity (Princeton: Princeton University Press 1990), pp. 1–19.
Binder, Guyora, “Critical Legal Studies,” in Patterson, Dennis, ed., A Companion to Philosophy of Law and Legal Theory (Malden, Mass.: Blackwell 1996), pp. 280–90.
Blackstone, William, Commentaries on the Laws of England. (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1979).
Bok, Sissela, Lying: Moral Choice in Public and Private Life (New York: Pantheon Books 1978).
Boon, Andrew, and Levin, Jennifer, The Ethics and Conduct of Lawyers in England and Wales (Oxford: Hart, 2nd edn. 2008).
Burnett, D. Graham, A Trial by Jury (New York: Knopf 2001).
Butler, Paul, “How Can You Prosecute Those People?,” in Smith, Abbe and Freedman, Monroe H., eds., How Can You Represent Those People? (New York: Palgrave MacMillan 2013), pp. 15–27.
Carr, Albert Z., “Is Business Bluffing Ethical?,” Harvard Business Review (Jan.–Feb. 1968): 143–53.
Carrington, Paul D., “Unconscionable Lawyers,” Georgia Law Review 19: 361–94 (2002).
Cassidy, R. Michael, “Some Reflections on Ethics and Plea Bargaining: An Essay in Honor of Fred Zacharias,” San Diego Law Review 48: 93–110 (2011).
Cassidy, R. Michael, “Character and Context: What Virtue Theory Can Teach Us About a Prosecutor’s Ethical Duty to ‘Seek Justice,’Notre Dame Law Review 82: 635–97 (2006).
Clemmer, Christopher D., “Obstructing the Bernardo Investigation: Kenneth Murray and the Defence Counsel’s Conflicting Obligations to Clients and the Court,” Osgoode Hall Review of Law and Policy 1: 137 (2008).
Clermont, Kevin M., Standards of Decision in Law (Durham, N.C.: Carolina Academic Press 2013).
Cochran, Johnnie L., “How Can You Defend Those People?,” Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review 30: 39–43 (1996).
Code, Michael, “Ethics and Criminal Law Practice,” in Woolley, Alice et al., eds., Lawyers’ Ethics and Professional Regulation (Markham, Ont.: LexisNexis 2008).
Coffee, John C., “The Attorney as Gatekeeper: An Agenda for the SEC,” Columbia Law Review 103: 1293–1316 (2003).
Cohen, Steven M., “What Is True? Perspectives of a Former Prosecutor,” Cardozo Law Review 23: 817–28 (2002).
Cole, David, No Equal Justice: Race and Class in the American Criminal Justice System (New York: New Press 1999).
Coleman, Jules, “Negative and Positive Positivism,” in Cohen, Marshall, ed., Ronald Dworkin and Contemporary Jurisprudence (Totowa, N.J.: Rowman & Allanheld 1983), pp. 28–48.
Cooper, Austin, “The Ken Murray Case: Defence Counsel’s Dilemma,” Criminal Law Quarterly 47: 41 (2009).
Cover, Robert M., Justice Accused (New Haven: Yale University Press 1975).
Crenshaw, Kimberle, “A Black Feminist Critique of Antidiscrimination Law and Politics,” in Kairys, David, ed., The Politics of Law: A Progressive Critique (New York: Pantheon Books, revised edn. 1990), 195–218.
Dagger, Richard, “Political Obligation,” Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy,
Damaška, Mirjan R., The Faces of Justice and State Authority (New Haven: Yale University Press 1986).
Daniels, Norman, “Reflective Equilibrium,” Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy,
Dare, Tim, The Counsel of Rogues? A Defence of the Standard Conception of the Lawyer’s Role (Farnham: Ashgate 2009).
Darley, John M., “The Cognitive and Social Psychology of Contagious Organizational Corruption,” Brooklyn Law Review 70: 1177–94 (2005).
Dauer, Edward A., and Leff, Arthur Allen, “Correspondence: The Lawyer as Friend,” Yale Law Journal 86: 573–84 (1976).
Davis, Evan A., “The Meaning of Professional Independence,” Columbia Law Review 103: 1281–92 (2003).
Dershowitz, Alan M., Reasonable Doubts: The Criminal Justice System and the O. J. Simpson Case (New York: Touchstone 1997).
Dworkin, Ronald, Taking Rights Seriously (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press 1977).
Dworkin, Ronald, Law’s Empire (Cambridge, Mass.:Harvard University Press 1986).
Dworkin, Ronald, “Rights as Trumps,” in Waldron, Jeremy, ed., Theories of Rights (Oxford: Oxford University Press 1994), 153–67.
Ferren, John, “The Corporate Lawyer’s Obligation to the Public Interest,” Business Lawyer 33: 1253–69 (1978).
Finnis, John, Natural Law and Natural Rights (Oxford: Clarendon Press 1980).
Fish, Stanley, Is There a Text in This Class? The Authority of Interpretive Communities (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press 1982).
Fisher, William W., et al., eds., American Legal Realism (Oxford: Oxford University Press 1993).
Fiss, Owen M., “Objectivity and Interpretation,” Stanford Law Review 34: 739–63 (1982).
Flathman, Richard E., “Legitimacy,” in Goodin, Robert E., Pettit, Philip, and Pogge, Thomas, eds., A Companion to Contemporary Political Philosophy (Malden, Mass.: Wiley-Blackwell, 2nd edn. 2012), pp. 678–84.
Flood, John, “Will There Be Fallout from Clementi? The Repercussions for the Legal Profession after the Legal Services Act 2007,” Michigan State Law Review 2012: 537–65 (2012).
Flood, John A., Barristers’ Clerks: The Law’s Middlemen (Manchester: Manchester University Press 1983).
Foot, Philippa, “The Problem of Abortion and the Doctrine of Double Effect,” in Virtues and Vices (Berkeley: University of California Press 1978), pp. 19–32.
Fox, Lawrence J., “The Fallout from Enron: Media Frenzy and Misguided Notions of Public Relations Are No Reason to Abandon Our Commitment to Our Clients,” Illinois Law Review 2003: 1243–59 (2003).
Frankena, William K., Ethics (Englewood Cliffs, N.J., 1963).
Freedman, Monroe, and Smith, Abbe, Understanding Lawyers’ Ethics (New Providence, N.J.: Lexis-Nexis, 4th edn., 2010).
Freedman, Monroe H., “Why It’s Essential to Represent ‘Those People,’” in Smith, Abbe and Freedman, Monroe H., eds., How Can You Represent Those People? (New York: Palgrave MacMillan 2013), pp. 73–80.
Freedman, Monroe H., “The Lawyer’s Moral Obligation of Justification,” Texas Law Review 74: 111–18 (1995).
Freedman, Monroe H., Lawyers’ Ethics in an Adversary System (Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill 1975).
Freeman, Samuel, “John Rawls – An Introduction,” in Freeman, Samuel, ed., The Cambridge Companion to Rawls (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 2003), pp. 1–61.
Fried, Charles, “The Lawyer as Friend: The Moral Foundations of the Lawyer-Client Relation,” Yale Law Journal 85: 1060–89 (1976).
Fried, Charles, Contract as Promise (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press 1981).
Fuller, Lon L., “Positivism and Fidelity to Law – A Reply to Professor Hart,” Harvard Law Review 71: 630–72 (1958).
Fuller, Lon L., The Morality of Law (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2d edn., 1964).
Fuller, Lon L., and Randall, John D., “Professional Responsibility: Report of the Joint Conference,” American Bar Association Journal 44: 1159–62, 1216–18 (1958).
Gallie, W. B., “Essentially Contested Concepts,” Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 56: 167–198 (1956).
Gilbert, Margaret, “Group Membership and Political Obligation,” The Monist 76: 119–31 (1993).
Gilbert, Margaret, A Theory of Political Obligation (Oxford: Oxford University Press 2006).
Gilovich, Thomas, and Griffin, Dale W., “Judgment and Decision Making,” in Gilovich, Thomas, Keltner, Dacher, and Nisbett, Richard E., eds., Social Psychology (New York: Norton, 2d edn., 2011), pp. 542–88.
Glendon, Mary Ann, A Nation under Lawyers (New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 1994).
Green, Leslie, “Law and Obligations,” in Coleman, Jules and Shapiro, Scott, eds., The Oxford Handbook of Jurisprudence & Philosophy of Law (Oxford: Oxford University Press 2002), pp. 514–47.
Greenawalt, Kent, Conflicts of Law and Morality (Oxford: Oxford University Press 1989).
Harr, Jonathan, A Civil Action (New York: Random House 1995).
Hart, H. L. A., “Are There Any Natural Rights?,” Philosophical Review 64: 175–91 (1955).
Hart, H. L. A., “Positivism and the Separation of Law and Morals,” Harvard Law Review 71: 593–629 (1958).
Hart, H. L. A., The Concept of Law (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2d edn., 1994) (with Postscript edited by Bulloch, Penelope A. and Raz, Joseph).
Hazard, Geoffrey C., Ethics in the Practice of Law (New Haven: Yale University Press 1978).
Hazard, Geoffrey C., “Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes?,” Yale Law Journal 95: 1523–35 (1986) (book review).
Hazard, Geoffrey C., and Dondi, Angelo, Legal Ethics: A Comparative Study (Stanford: Stanford University Press 2004).
Hazard, Geoffrey C., and Remus, Dana A., “Advocacy Revalued,” University of Pennsylvania Law Review 159: 751–81 (2011).
Hohfeld, Wesley Newcomb, “Fundamental Legal Conceptions as Applied in Judicial Reasoning,” Yale Law Journal 26: 710–70 (1917).
Horwitz, Morton, The Transformation of American Law, 1780–1860 (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press 1977).
Hume, David, “On the Original Contract,” in Barker, Ernest, ed., Social Contract (Oxford: Oxford University Press 1947), pp. 147–66.
Hutchinson, Allan C., “Calgary and Everything After: A Postmodern Re-Vision of Lawyering,” Alberta Law Review 33: 768–86 (1995).
Jackall, Robert, Moral Mazes: The World of Corporate Managers (Oxford: Oxford University Press 1988).
Janis, Irvin, Victims of Groupthink: A Psychological Study of Foreign Policy Decisions and Fiascoes (Boston: Houghton-Mifflin 1972).
Johnston, David, A Brief History of Justice (Malden, Mass.: Wiley-Blackwell 2011).
Joseph, Lawrence, Lawyerland: What Lawyers Talk About When They Talk About Law (New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux 1997).
Kahneman, Daniel, Thinking, Fast and Slow (New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux 2011).
Kant, Immanuel, Grounding for the Metaphysics of Morals (Ellington, James W., trans.) (Indianapolis: Hackett 1981).
Kelman, Mark, A Guide to Critical Legal Studies (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press 1987).
Kennedy, Duncan, A Critique of Adjudication {fin de siècle} (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press 1997).
Koniak, Susan P., “When the Hurlyburly’s Done: The Bar’s Struggle with the SEC,” Columbia Law Review 103: 1236–80 (2003).
Kramer, Matthew H., Objectivity and the Rule of Law (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 2007).
Kronman, Anthony T., The Lost Lawyer: Failing Ideals of the Legal Profession (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press 1993).
Kruse, Katherine R., “The Human Dignity of Clients,” Cornell Law Review 93: 1343–64 (2008).
Kruse, Katherine R., “Beyond Cardboard Clients in Legal Ethics,” Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics 23: 103–54 (2010).
Kunen, James S., “How Can You Defend Those People?”: The Making of a Criminal Lawyer (New York: Random House 1983).
Lahav, Alexandra D., “Portraits of Resistance: Lawyer Responses to Unjust Proceedings,” UCLA Law Review 57: 725–87 (2010).
Langevoort, Donald C., “The Epistemology of Corporate-Securities Lawyering: Beliefs, Biases, and Organizational Behavior,” Brooklyn Law Review 63: 629–76 (1997).
Leiter, Brian, “Legal Realism,” in Patterson, Dennis, ed., A Companion to Philosophy of Law and Legal Theory (Oxford: Blackwell 1996), pp. 261–79.
Levin, Yuval, The Great Debate: Edmund Burke, Thomas Paine, and the Birth of Right and Left (New York: Basic Books 2014).
Locke, John, Second Treatise of Civil Government (1690), ch. IV, sec. 22. Macpherson, C., ed. (Indianapolis: Hackett 1980).
Loo, Dennis D., and Grimes, Ruth-Ellen M., “Polls, Politics, and Crime: The ‘Law and Order’ Issue of the 1960s,” Western Criminology Review 5: 50–67 (2004).
Luban, David, “Paternalism and the Legal Profession,” Wisconsin Law Review 1981: 454–93 (1981).
Luban, David, “The Adversary System Excuse,” in Luban, David, ed., The Good Lawyer: Lawyers’ Roles and Lawyers’ Ethics (Totowa, N.J.: Rowman & Allanheld 1983), pp. 83–122.
Luban, David, “The Lysistratian Prerogative: A Response to Stephen Pepper,” American Bar Foundation Research Journal 1986: 637–49 (1986).
Luban, David, Lawyers and Justice (Princeton: Princeton University Press 1988).
Luban, David, Legal Ethics and Human Dignity (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 2007).
Luban, David, “Lawfare and Legal Ethics in Guantánamo,” Stanford Law Review 60: 1981–2026 (2008).
Luban, David, “The Conscience of a Prosecutor,” Valparaiso University Law Review 45: 1–31 (2010).
Lyons, David, Ethics and the Rule of Law (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 1984).
MacIntyre, Alasdair, After Virtue (Notre Dame, Ind.: University of Notre Dame Press, 2d edn., 1984).
Margulies, Joseph, Guantánamo and the Abuse of Presidential Power (New York: Simon & Schuster 2006).
Markovits, Daniel, A Modern Legal Ethics (Princeton: Princeton University Press 2008).
Marmor, Andrei, Philosophy of Law (Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press 2011).
Merryman, John Henry, The Civil Law Tradition (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2d edn., 1985).
Mitchell, John B., “The Ethics of the Criminal Defense Attorney – New Answers to Old Questions,” Stanford Law Review 32: 293–337 (1980).
Mitchell, John B., “Reasonable Doubts Are Where You Find Them,” Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics 1: 339–61 (1987).
Morris, Herbert, “Persons and Punishment,” The Monist 52: 475–501 (1968).
Muller, Ingo, Hitler’s Justice: The Courts of the Third Reich (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press 1992).
Murphy, Mark C., Natural Law in Jurisprudence and Politics (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 2006).
Nagel, Thomas, “The Fragmentation of Value,” in Mortal Questions (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 1979), pp. 128–41.
Neiman, Susan, Evil in Modern Thought (Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press 2002.
Nussbaum, Martha C., Sex and Social Justice (Oxford: Oxford University Press 1999).
Ogletree, Charles J., “Beyond Justifications: Seeking Motivations to Sustain Public Defenders,” Harvard Law Review 106: 1239–94 (1993).
Olson, Edgar O., “Is Rent Control Good Social Policy?,” Chicago-Kent Law Review 67: 921–45 (1991).
Parker, Christine, and Evans, Adrian, Inside Lawyers’ Ethics (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 2007).
Pennington, Nancy, and Hastie, Reid, “A Cognitive Theory of Juror Decision Making: The Story Model,” Cardozo Law Review 13: 519–57 (1991).
Pepper, Stephen L., “The Lawyer’s Amoral Ethical Role: A Defense, A Problem, and Some Possibilities,” American Bar Foundation Research Journal 1986: 613–35 (1986).
Pitkin, Hanna, “Obligation and Consent – I,” American Political Science Review 59: 990–99 (1965).
Plato, “Crito,” Tredennick, Hugh, trans., in Hamilton, Edith and Cairns, Huntington, eds., Plato: The Complete Dialogues (Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press 1961).
Postema, Gerald J., “Moral Responsibility and Professional Ethics,” New York University Law Review 55: 63–89 (1980).
Rawls, John, A Theory of Justice (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press 1971).
Rawls, John, Political Liberalism (New York: Columbia University Press 1993).
Rawls, John, “Legal Obligation and the Duty of Fair Play,” in Freeman, Samuel, ed., John Rawls: Collected Papers (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press 1999), pp. 117–29.
Raz, Joseph, The Authority of Law (Oxford: Oxford University Press 1979).
Raz, Joseph, “Rights-Based Moralities,” in Waldron, Jeremy, ed., Theories of Rights (Oxford: Oxford University Press 1984), pp. 182–200.
Raz, Joseph, The Morality of Freedom (Oxford: Oxford University Press 1986).
Raz, Joseph, “Authority, Law, and Morality,” in Ethics in the Public Domain (Oxford: Oxford University Press 1994).
Raz, Joseph, “Incorporation By Law,” Legal Theory 10: 1–17 (2004).
Reath, Andrews, “Kant’s Moral Philosophy,” in Crisp, Roger, ed., The Oxford Handbook of the History of Ethics (Oxford: Oxford University Press 2013), pp. 443–64.
Regan, Milton C., Eat What You Kill: The Fall of a Wall Street Lawyer (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press 2004).
Rhode, Deborah L., In the Interests of Justice: Reforming the Legal Profession (Oxford: Oxford University Press 2000).
Ross, W. D., The Right and the Good (Oxford: Oxford University Press 1930).
Ross, Ysaiah, Ethics in Law: Lawyers’ Responsibility and Accountability in Australia (Chatswood, N.S.W.: Butterworths, 10th edn., 2010).
Sarat, Austin, “The Profession Versus the Public Interest: Reflections on Two Reifications,” Stanford Law Review 54: 1491–99 (2002).
Sartre, Jean-Paul, “Existentialism Is a Humanism,” (Mairet, Philip, trans.) in Kaufmann, Walter, ed., Existentialism from Dostoevsky to Sartre (New York: Meridian 1957), pp. 287–311.
Scanlon, T. M., What We Owe to Each Other (Cambridge: Harvard University Press 1998).
Schauer, Frederick, The Force of Law (manuscript, forthcoming).
Scheffler, Samuel, ed., Consequentialism and Its Critics (Oxford: Oxford University Press 1988).
Schwartz, Murray, “The Professionalism and Accountability of Lawyers,” California Law Review 66: 669–98 (1978).
Shaffer, Thomas L., On Being a Christian and a Lawyer (Provo, Utah: Brigham Young University Press 1981).
Shapiro, Scott J., “Authority,” in Coleman, Jules and Shapiro, Scott, eds., The Oxford Handbook of Jurisprudence and Philosophy of Law (Oxford: Oxford University Press 2002), pp. 382–439.
Shapiro, Scott J., “The ‘Hart-Dworkin’ Debate: A Short Guide for the Perplexed,” in Ripstein, Arthur, ed., Ronald Dworkin (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 2007), pp. 22–55.
Shapiro, Scott J., Legality (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press 2011).
Shiffrin, Seana Valentine, “Promising, Intimate Relationships, and Conventionalism,” Philosophical Review 117: 481–524 (2008).
Simmons, A. John, Moral Principles and Political Obligations (Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press 1979).
Simmons, A. John, “Associative Political Obligations,” Ethics 106: 247–73 (1996).
Simmons, A. John, Political Philosophy (Oxford: Oxford University Press 2008).
Simon, William H., “The Ideology of Advocacy: Procedural Justice and Professional Ethics,” Wisconsin Law Review 1978: 29–144 (1978).
Simon, William H., “Ethical Discretion in Lawyering,” Harvard Law Review 101: 1083–1145 (1988).
Simon, William H., The Practice of Justice (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press 1998).
Simon, William H., “Authoritarian Legal Ethics: Bradley Wendel and the Positivist Turn,” Texas Law Review 90: 709–26 (2012).
Singer, Peter, “Famine, Affluence, and Morality,” Philosophy and Public Affairs 1: 229–43 (1972).
Smith, Abbe, “Defending Defending: The Case for Unmitigated Zeal on Behalf of People Who Do Terrible Things,” Hofstra Law Review 28: 925–61 (2000).
Smith, Abbe, and Freedman, Monroe H., How Can You Represent Those People? (New York: Palgrave MacMillan 2013).
Smith, Clive Stafford, Eight O’clock Ferry to the Windward Side: Seeking Justice in Guantánamo Bay (New York: Nation Books 2007).
Smith, M. B. E., “Is There a Prima Facie Obligation to Obey the Law?,” Yale Law Journal 82: 950–76 (1973).
Susskind, Richard, The End of Lawyers? Rethinking the Nature of Legal Services (Oxford University Press, 2008).
Tenbrunsel, Ann E., and Messick, David M., “Ethical Fading: The Role of Self-Deception in Unethical Behavior,” Social Justice Research 17: 223–36 (2004).
Thomson, Judith Jarvis, “The Trolley Problem,” Yale Law Journal 94: 1395–1415 (1985).
Tigar, Michael E., “Defending,” Texas Law Review 74: 101–110 (1995).
Tigar, Michael E., “Litigators’ Ethics,” Tennessee Law Review 67: 409–24 (2000).
Tuck, Richard, “Hobbes,” in Great Political Thinkers (Oxford: Oxford University Press 1992).
Unger, Roberto Mangabeira, Knowledge and Politics (New York: Free Press 1987).
Vaughan, Diane, The Challenger Launch Decision: Risky Technology, Culture, and Deviance at NASA (Chicago: University of Chicago Press 1996).
Vischer, Robert K., Martin Luther King Jr. and the Morality of Legal Practice (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 2013).
Waldron, Jeremy, “A Right to Do Wrong,” Ethics 92: 21–39 (1981).
Waldron, Jeremy, “Two Sides of the Coin,” in Liberal Rights (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 1993), pp. 1–34.
Waldron, Jeremy, “Rights,” in Goodin, Robert E., Pettit, Philip and Pogge, Thomas, eds., A Companion to Contemporary Political Philosophy (Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell, 2d edn., 2012), pp. 745–54.
Walker, A. D. M., “Political Obligation and the Argument from Gratitude,” Philosophy and Public Affairs 17: 191–211 (1988).
Walzer, Michael, Spheres of Justice (New York: Basic Books 1983).
Webb, Duncan, Ethics, Professional Responsibility and the Lawyer (Wellington: Butterworths 2000).
Weber, Max, “Bureaucracy,” in Gerth, H. H. and Mills, C. Wright, ed. and trans., From Max Weber: Essays in Sociology (Oxford: Oxford University Press 1946), pp. 196–244.
Wendel, W. Bradley, Lawyers and Fidelity to Law (Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press 2010).
White, James Boyd, Heracles’ Bow: Essays on the Rhetoric and Poetics of the Law (Madison: University of Wisconsin Press 1985).
Wilkins, David B., “Legal Realism for Lawyers,” Harvard Law Review 104: 468–524 (1990).
Williams, Bernard, Ethics and the Limits of Philosophy (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press 1985).
Williams, Patricia J., “The Pain of Word Bondage,” in The Alchemy of Race and Rights (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press 1991), pp. 146–65.
Wishman, Seymour, Confessions of a Criminal Lawyer (New York: Times Books 1981).
Wolff, Robert Paul, In Defense of Anarchy (New York: Harper & Row 1970).
Wolff, Robert Paul, “The Conflict Between Authority and Autonomy,” in Raz, Joseph, ed., Authority (New York: New York University Press 1990), pp. 20–31.
Woolley, Alice, Understanding Lawyers’ Ethics in Canada (Markham, Ont.: LexisNexis 2011).
Woolley, Alice, et al., Lawyers’ Ethics and Professional Regulation (Markham, Ont.: LexisNexis 2008).
Young, Iris Marion, Justice and the Politics of Difference (Princeton: Princeton University Press 1990).
Zimbardo, Philip, The Lucifer Effect: Understanding How Good People Turn Evil (New York: Random House 2008).
Ziv, Neta, “Lawyers Talking Rights and Clients Breaking Rules: Between Legal Positivism and Distributive Justice in Israeli Poverty Lawyering,” Clinical Law Review 11: 209–39 (2004).