This essay by Professor David Luban is written in response to critics of his book, Legal Ethics and Human Dignity.
In part I Professor Luban addresses the primacy that he assigns conscience over the professional role and focuses mainly on the arguments of his critics, Professors Norman Spaulding and W. Bradley Wendel. Part II explores the challenge of pluralism, replying primarily to Professors Katherine Kruse, Spaulding, and Wendel. Part III, in response to Professors Kruse and William Simon, elaborates on the concept of human dignity. Part IV discusses institutions and ethics, focusing on Professors Susan Carle and Simon. The final part discusses Professor Anthony Alfieri’s essay.
93 Cornell L. Rev. 1437-1466 (2008)
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Luban, David, "The Inevitability of Conscience: A Response to My Critics" (2008). Georgetown Law Faculty Publications and Other Works. 907.