“A Scout Is Trustworthy”: Applying Virtue Ethics to Lawyer Professionalism

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Title

“A Scout Is Trustworthy”: Applying Virtue Ethics to Lawyer Professionalism

Description

This Article advocates the employment of the twelve-point Scout Law of the Boy Scouts of America as a professional ethics guide for lawyers. The Article begins by briefly relating the history of virtue ethics as a philosophical field of study and comparing and contrasting it with rule- based ethics. The Article continues with a brief history of the Scout Law. Finally, the Article explores how each of the twelve points of the Scout Law identifies a virtue relevant to the practice of law and how seeking to adhere to these virtues is crucial for attorneys hoping to lead a life of professional excellence.

Creator

Justice Jeff Brown

Publisher

St. Mary's Journal on Legal Malpractice and Ethics, St. Mary's University School of Law

Date

2013

Contributor

St. Mary's University School of Law

Rights

Copyright to Justice Jeff Brown

Relation

St. Mary's Journal on Legal Malpractice and Ethics

Format

RFC3778

Language

English, en-US

Type

Text

Identifier

Brown_final3.pdf

Files

Brown_final3.pdf

Citation

Justice Jeff Brown, ““A Scout Is Trustworthy”: Applying Virtue Ethics to Lawyer Professionalism
,” St. Mary's Law Digital Repository, accessed October 22, 2017, http://lawspace.stmarytx.edu/item/Brown_final3.pdf.

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