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Legal ethics, Restatement of the Law Governing Lawyers, Law governing lawyers, Harry Edwards


Comparative and Foreign Law | Jurisprudence | Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility | Legal Profession


"Legal Ethics is an international and interdisciplinary journal dedicated to the field of legal ethics." The mission statement of this journal poses three concise challenges for scholars in this discipline: To define the domain of legal ethics, to study it from a perspective that is valid across jurisdictional boundaries, and to incorporate the insights of related disciplines. As befits an emerging and exciting field, lawyers and university faculty throughout the English- speaking common-law world have begun to engage with all three of these problems. The book reviews section of Legal Ethics has highlighted the publication of many of the most important works to emerge in the past decade. I look forward to continuing this tradition, while continuing to expand the international and interdisciplinary focus of the journal. As an initial editorial act, this brief essay reviews the landscape of legal ethics scholarship in the intersections of multiple jurisdictions and intellectual traditions, and offers some predictions about future developments in the literature.

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Published in: Legal Ethics, vol. 7, no.1 (2004).