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Equality And Affiliation As Bases Of Ethical Responsibility, Geoffrey C. Hazard Jr. Nov 2000

Equality And Affiliation As Bases Of Ethical Responsibility, Geoffrey C. Hazard Jr.

Louisiana Law Review

No abstract provided.


Introduction: The Ben J. Altheimer Symposium: Media Law And Ethics Enter The 21st Century, Richard J. Peltz Oct 2000

Introduction: The Ben J. Altheimer Symposium: Media Law And Ethics Enter The 21st Century, Richard J. Peltz

University of Arkansas at Little Rock Law Review

No abstract provided.


Mid-Atlantic Ethics Committee Newsletter, Fall-Winter 2000 Oct 2000

Mid-Atlantic Ethics Committee Newsletter, Fall-Winter 2000

Mid-Atlantic Ethics Committee Newsletter

No abstract provided.


Annotating The News: Mitigating The Effects Of Media Convergence And Consolidation, Eric Easton Oct 2000

Annotating The News: Mitigating The Effects Of Media Convergence And Consolidation, Eric Easton

All Faculty Scholarship

This essay is a personal inquiry into the nature of media technology, law, and ethics in an era marked by the convergence of media that have been largely separate-print, broadcast, cable, satellite, and the Internet-and by the consolidation of ownership in all of these media. What inventions, practices, and norms must emerge to enable us to take advantage of this vast new information-based world, while preserving such important professional values as diversity, objectivity, reliability, and independence?

The right to know belongs not only to individuals, but to the public at large, it can (or, perhaps, must) be vindicated by government ...


Mid-Atlantic Ethics Committee Newsletter, Summer 2000 Jul 2000

Mid-Atlantic Ethics Committee Newsletter, Summer 2000

Mid-Atlantic Ethics Committee Newsletter

No abstract provided.


Apology And Organizations: Exploring An Example From Medical Practice, Jonathan R. Cohen Jun 2000

Apology And Organizations: Exploring An Example From Medical Practice, Jonathan R. Cohen

UF Law Faculty Publications

In this Article, I focus on injuries committed by members of organizations, such as corporations, and examine distinct issues raised by apology in the organizational setting. In particular, I consider: (i) the process of learning to prevent future errors; (ii) the divergent interests stemming from principal-agent tensions in employment, risk preferences and sources of insurance; (iii) the non-pecuniary benefits to corporate morale, productivity and reputation; (iv) the standing and scope of apologies; and (v) the articulation of policies toward injuries to others.


Of Law, Lawlessness, And Sovereignty : Multinational Peacekeeping And International Law, Antje Mays Apr 2000

Of Law, Lawlessness, And Sovereignty : Multinational Peacekeeping And International Law, Antje Mays

Dacus Library Faculty Publications

Laws of war have been carefully defined by individual nations’ own codes of law as well as by supranational bodies. Yet the international scene has seen an increasing movement away from traditionally declared war toward multinational peacekeeping missions geared at containing local conflicts when perceived as potential threats to their respective regions’ political stability. While individual nations’ laws governing warfare presuppose national sovereignty, the multinational nature of peacekeeping scenarios can blur the lines of command structures, soldiers’ national loyalties, occupational jurisdiction, and raise profound questions as to which countries’ moral sense/governmental system is to be the one upheld. Historically ...


Mid-Atlantic Ethics Committee Newsletter, Spring 2000 Apr 2000

Mid-Atlantic Ethics Committee Newsletter, Spring 2000

Mid-Atlantic Ethics Committee Newsletter

No abstract provided.


A Strategy For Mercy, Robert L. Misner Apr 2000

A Strategy For Mercy, Robert L. Misner

William & Mary Law Review

No abstract provided.


Putting Watergate Behind Us: Salinas, Sun-Diamond, And Two Views Of The Anticorruption Model, George D. Brown Feb 2000

Putting Watergate Behind Us: Salinas, Sun-Diamond, And Two Views Of The Anticorruption Model, George D. Brown

Boston College Law School Faculty Papers

A central question in the ongoing debate over the future of the American political system is how to deal with public corruption. This Article first examines the dominant theme of the last thirty years: a relatively hard-line approach that Professor Brown refers to as the post-watergate concensus. In recent years, however, this approach has been subject to growing criminalization of government ethics; Professor Brown then turns to what can be viewed as the counterrevolutionary critique. Against this background, he considers the United States Supreme Court's contribution to the debate. Starting with the recent Sun-Diamond and Salinas cases, and drawing ...


Media Law & Ethics Enter The 21st Century, Introduction To Symposium, Richard J. Peltz-Steele Jan 2000

Media Law & Ethics Enter The 21st Century, Introduction To Symposium, Richard J. Peltz-Steele

Faculty Publications

We stand now on the verge of the twenty-first century: an artificial construct yes, but a culturally significant time nonetheless. We are the world the Hutchins Commission foresaw: the world of nations seeking understanding, seeking destiny. We will not predict the future with perfect accuracy, though we will try, because that is out nature. In our effort, we must be mindful that the questions we are asking are not new; they have been asked before and will be asked again. But let us see what we have to say about them today.


Adr, The Judiciary, & Justice: Coming To Terms With The Alternatives, Erin Ryan Jan 2000

Adr, The Judiciary, & Justice: Coming To Terms With The Alternatives, Erin Ryan

Erin Ryan

[This student note is the closing chapter of the Harvard Law Review “Developments in the Law” issue for the year 2000, devoted to developments in civil litigation.] Any discussion of recent developments in civil litigation must address the virtual revolution that has taken place regarding alternative dispute resolution (ADR). Attorneys have witnessed a steady growth in their clients' recourse to ADR in place of lawsuits, and ADR is increasingly incorporated into the litigation process by the judiciary itself—in the form of court-annexed arbitration, mediation, summary jury trials, early neutral evaluation, and judicial settlement conferences. “Alternative” models of dispute resolution ...


The Virtues And Limits Of Codes In Legal Ethics, Vincent R. Johnson Jan 2000

The Virtues And Limits Of Codes In Legal Ethics, Vincent R. Johnson

Faculty Articles

In the absence of codified standards of ethics, the ethical quality of law practice would degenerate into inconsistency and unpredictability. The presence of an ethics code can unduly burden and limit the practice of law. However, ethics codes should not be thought of as tools to ensure the law is practiced humanely. Instead, they should be viewed as attempts to ameliorate the impediments to a humane practice and to call lawyers to that goal.

Tom Schaffer, a scholar and professor of Ethics at Notre Dame, lamented the fact that the codification of standards of attorney conduct could induce lawyers to ...


Law, Ethics, And The Good Samaritan: Should There Be A Duty To Rescue?, Kathleen M. Ridolfi Jan 2000

Law, Ethics, And The Good Samaritan: Should There Be A Duty To Rescue?, Kathleen M. Ridolfi

Faculty Publications

The interdependence of law and morality, the circular influences of one on the other, puts us in a position to fear what we want the law to do. We embrace a legal system that promotes morality, that makes better citizens of us, but we worry that the law will cross an elusive line and infringe on individual rights. For this reason we are careful, and should remain so, in limiting enforcement of laws to reflect only those values that emerge from the overall agreement of the community where they will be enforced.

In this paper, I have focused primarily on ...


Protecting Universities' Economic Interests: Holding Student-Athletes And Coaches Accountable For Willful Violations Of Ncaa Rules, Kevin Stangel Jan 2000

Protecting Universities' Economic Interests: Holding Student-Athletes And Coaches Accountable For Willful Violations Of Ncaa Rules, Kevin Stangel

Marquette Sports Law Review

No abstract provided.


Basic Values And The Victim's State Of Mind, Meir Dan-Cohen Jan 2000

Basic Values And The Victim's State Of Mind, Meir Dan-Cohen

Faculty Scholarship

No abstract provided.


Municipal Ethics Remain A Hot Topic In Litigation: A 1999 Survey Of Issues In Ethics For Municipal Lawyers, Patricia E. Salkin Jan 2000

Municipal Ethics Remain A Hot Topic In Litigation: A 1999 Survey Of Issues In Ethics For Municipal Lawyers, Patricia E. Salkin

Scholarly Works

No abstract provided.


Telling Stories In School: Using Case Studies And Stories To Teach Legal Ethics, Carrie Menkel-Meadow Jan 2000

Telling Stories In School: Using Case Studies And Stories To Teach Legal Ethics, Carrie Menkel-Meadow

Fordham Law Review

"We tell ourselves stories in order to live." -Joan Didion, The White Album (1970) "Their story, yours, mine - it's what we carry with us on this trip we take, and we owe it to each other to respect our stories and learn from them." -William Carlos Williams in Robert Coles, The Call of Stories: Teaching and the Moral Imagination 30 (1989)


When Victims Seek Closure: Forgiveness, Vengeance And The Role Of Government, Susan Bandes Jan 2000

When Victims Seek Closure: Forgiveness, Vengeance And The Role Of Government, Susan Bandes

Fordham Urban Law Journal

This article discusses the role of victims and their families in the sentencing of criminal defendants, including the emotional and ethical components of victims' desires to achieve justice and closure.


Forgiveness, Reconciliation And Responding To Evil: A Philosophical Overview, Jeffrie G. Murphy Jan 2000

Forgiveness, Reconciliation And Responding To Evil: A Philosophical Overview, Jeffrie G. Murphy

Fordham Urban Law Journal

A discussion of the nature of forgiveness and its place in the law. This keynote address touches on the nature of forgiveness, dangers of hasty forgiveness, forgiveness as a virtue, forgiveness and Christianity


The Ethics Of Advocacy For The Mentally Ill: Philosophic And Ethnographic Considerations, Bruce A. Arrigo, Christopher R. Williams Jan 2000

The Ethics Of Advocacy For The Mentally Ill: Philosophic And Ethnographic Considerations, Bruce A. Arrigo, Christopher R. Williams

Seattle University Law Review

In this Article, we critically address several philosophical underpinnings of ethical decision-making that impact persons with psychiatric disorders. We focus our attention, however, upon an admittedly limited target area. Thus, we canvass a select number of significant issues that pose unique problems for humanity. The purpose of these excursions is that of reflection. In brief, we will speculatively examine: (1) the relationship between human rights and the law; (2) the relationship between mental illness and the law (i.e. the rights of the mentally ill); (3) the ethics of involuntary confinement (i.e., taking away and giving back rights to ...


Ethics, Loyalty And Harm To Third Parties: A Debate Based On Spaulding V. Zimmerman, Lloyd B. Snyder, Scott Rawlings Jan 2000

Ethics, Loyalty And Harm To Third Parties: A Debate Based On Spaulding V. Zimmerman, Lloyd B. Snyder, Scott Rawlings

Law Faculty Articles and Essays

This discussion poses the question: should an attorney ever provide information to an opposing party to prevent that party from suffering great harm if the information will have an adverse effect on the attorney's own client? The case that sets the stage for this discussion is Spaulding v. Zimmerman, 243 Minn. 346 (1962).


Calling Dr. Love: The Physician-Patient Sexual Relationship As Grounds For Medical Malpractice - Society Pays While The Doctor And Patient Play, Scott M. Puglise Jan 2000

Calling Dr. Love: The Physician-Patient Sexual Relationship As Grounds For Medical Malpractice - Society Pays While The Doctor And Patient Play, Scott M. Puglise

Journal of Law and Health

This note examines "consensual" sexual relationships between non-mental health physicians and patients. More specifically, it examines whether such relationships ever amount to medical malpractice. Generally, a non-mental health physician would be liable under the rubric of medical malpractice only if the sexual relationship was commenced under the guise of "medical treatment." Recent cases, however, have expanded liability in certain circumstances when the physician-patient relationship has involved "counseling matters." "Counseling matters" describes talking to patients about their feelings, or discussing personal problems not necessarily related to their proposed treatment. Medical treatment supplemented by "counseling" purportedly requires greater scrutiny due to the ...


Genetic Research: Are More Limitations Needed In The Field, Kristie Sosnowski Jan 2000

Genetic Research: Are More Limitations Needed In The Field, Kristie Sosnowski

Journal of Law and Health

This Note will focus on the medical achievements that have been made, in large part, because of advances in genetic research. Specifically, this Note will focus on the genetic advances associated with the Human Genome Project, Gene Therapy, Genetic Testing, and Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research. The last year of the twentieth century brought scientists one step closer to the successful completion of the Human Genome Project. The Human Genome Project is a government-funded project with the underlying goal of sequencing and mapping the entire human genome. Scientists believe that the completion of this project will aid them in answering ...


Dressed For Excess: How Hollywood Affects The Professional Behavior Of Lawyers, Nancy B. Rapoport Jan 2000

Dressed For Excess: How Hollywood Affects The Professional Behavior Of Lawyers, Nancy B. Rapoport

Scholarly Works

This article discusses two related points: first, that the way in which movies portray lawyers shapes how clients view effective/ineffective lawyer behavior, and second, that the portrayal also helps lawyers to forget appropriate professional behavior.


Restorative Justice And The Prosecutor, Frederick W. Gay Jan 2000

Restorative Justice And The Prosecutor, Frederick W. Gay

Fordham Urban Law Journal

A discussion of restorative justice and its relation to prosecutorial discretion. The article gives examples of the restorative alternatives to traditional criminal punishment and argues that such alternatives are an effective means of providing justice.


Forgiveness In The Criminal Justice System: If It Belongs, Then Why Is It So Hard To Find?, David M. Lerman Jan 2000

Forgiveness In The Criminal Justice System: If It Belongs, Then Why Is It So Hard To Find?, David M. Lerman

Fordham Urban Law Journal

This essay advocates the role of forgiveness within the criminal justice system, particularly from a prosecutor's perspective, and discusses common impediments to its increased presence and the leadership needed to allow it to develop within the system.


Religious Dimensions Of Mediation, F. Matthews-Giba Jan 2000

Religious Dimensions Of Mediation, F. Matthews-Giba

Fordham Urban Law Journal

This article takes an in-depth look at the religious roots of mediation, particularly emphasizing the influence of the Franciscan movement. It also discusses the religious roots of mediation in the United States, various strategies and styles of mediation, the religious motivation for settlement agreements, and multi-cultured mediation.


Forgiveness And The Law, Martha Minow Jan 2000

Forgiveness And The Law, Martha Minow

Fordham Urban Law Journal

A discussion of the role of forgiveness in the law, substituting forgiveness for the law, and whether or not the law can or should pursue higher moral ambitions


Forgiveness In The Civil Law, Jacqueline Nolan-Haley Jan 2000

Forgiveness In The Civil Law, Jacqueline Nolan-Haley

Fordham Urban Law Journal

A discussion of the role of forgiveness in civil law, specifically relating to bankruptcy. Includes an audience question-and-answer session.