A Hutchinson: Is Eating People Wrong? Great Legal Cases and …

A Hutchinson, Is Eating People Wrong? Great Legal Cases and How they Shaped the World

From the Cambridge University Press website:

Great cases are those judicial decisions around which the common law develops. This book explores eight exemplary cases from the United Kingdom, the United States, and Australia that show the law as a living, breathing, and down-the-street experience. It explores the social circumstances in which the cases arose and the ordinary people whose stories influenced and shaped the law as well as the characters and institutions (lawyers, judges, and courts) that did much of the heavy lifting. By examining the consequences and fallout of these decisions, the book depicts the common law as an experimental, dynamic, messy, productive, tantalizing, and bottom-up process, thereby revealing the diverse and uncoordinated attempts by the courts to adapt the law to changing conditions and shifting demands. Great cases are one way to glimpse the workings of the common law as an untidy, but stimulating exercise in human judgment and social accomplishment.

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R Graham: Legal Ethics: Theories, Cases and Professional Regulation

The second edition of Randal Graham’s Legal Ethics: Theories, Cases and Professional Regulation is now available.

From the Emond Montgomery Publications website:


With a basic overview of the nature of ethical reasoning, the second edition of Legal Ethics: Theories, Cases, and Professional Regulation presents a thorough and clear discussion on ethical philosophy and related challenges faced by the legal profession. Author Randal Graham analyzes legal decisions in the context of tort, contract, criminal, and administrative law and uses this discussion as a backdrop for examining rules of professional conduct. Students will gain detailed knowledge of the Canadian Bar Association Code of Professional Conduct and provincial codes of conduct, Ontario’s Law Society Act, as well as key issues related to confidentiality, conflicts of interest, character and integrity requirements, self-regulation, and general regulatory theory.

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A Dodek: Government Lawyers

Adam Dodek, “Lawyering at the Intersection of Public Law and Legal Ethics: Government Lawyers as Custodians of the Rule of Law” (2010) 33 (1) Dalhousie Law Journal.

Abstract: Government lawyers are significant actors in the Canadian legal profession, yet they are largely ignored by regulators and by academic scholarship. The dominant view of lawyering fails to adequately capture the unique role of government lawyers. Government lawyers are different from other lawyers by virtue of their role in creating and upholding the rule of law. Continue reading