Isabel Trujillo

Virtues and Legal Professions: The Limits of Deontology

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Keywords: Ethics of Legal Professions; Virtue Ethics; Rule of Law; Legal Virtues; Deontology

After analyzing some Italian recent trends on the ethics of legal professions, and comparing this debate with the discussion abroad, it is introduced the difference between deontology and ethics of legal professions, and pros and cons of the approach of virtue ethics are pondered. In the final part, the legal virtues are linked to the virtue of law, the rule of law, in order to show that the success of law as a practice depends also on virtues of legal practitioners

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