Justice: The Impact of a Lawyer's Personal Philosophy

6 Pages Posted: 21 Dec 2007

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Jeffrey L. Kwall

Loyola University Chicago School of Law


In approaching the topic of justice, it is natural for us, as lawyers, to contemplate how we can further this goal by the actions we take in our professional lives. At first blush, our personal lives may seem incidental, or even irrelevant, to this subject. This essay suggests an alternative view; namely, that living by a philosophy of respect for others will inevitably influence how we conduct ourselves in our professional lives. In effect, a lawyer's personal philosophy can reinforce the effort to practice honorably and inspire the individual to treat people fairly and respectfully in the course of one's profession. Hence, each lawyer's personal philosophy can potentially contribute to the furtherance of a just society.

Keywords: Legal Ethics, Public Service

JEL Classification: K00

Suggested Citation

Kwall, Jeffrey L., Justice: The Impact of a Lawyer's Personal Philosophy. Loyola University Chicago Law Journal, Vol. 36, p. 513, 2005, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1030397

Jeffrey L. Kwall (Contact Author)

Loyola University Chicago School of Law ( email )

Chicago, IL 60611
United States
312-915-7152 (Phone)

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