The Practice of Law as a Useful Art: Toward an Alternative Theory of Professionalism

Details

Author(s):
  • Norman Spaulding
Publish Date:
November 1, 2012
Publication Title:
40 Fordham Urban Law Journal 433
Format:
Journal Article
Citation(s):
  • Norman W. Spaulding, The Practice of Law as a Useful Art: Toward an Alternative Theory of Professionalism, 40 Fordham Urban Law Journal 433 (2012).

Abstract

The article discusses the gap between the profession's lofty service-oriented ideals and its useful regulatory practices. It raises the issues related to declining standards of professionalism with concerning increased commercialization in the legal practices. It refers for enforcement of conflicts of interests through the disqualification remedy to resolve the crisis of professionalism. It identifies the constitutional limits on the use of moral character.