Is There a Paradox between Ethics and Happiness? Moral Formation for Lawyers

24 Pages Posted: 2 Nov 2016 Last revised: 6 Jun 2019

See all articles by Benjamin V. Madison III

Benjamin V. Madison III

Regent University School of Law

Larry O. Natt Gantt, II

Harvard Law School Program on Biblical Law and Christian Legal Studies; Regent University - School of Law

Date Written: October 22, 2016

Abstract

Explores happiness as a more long-term sense of fulfillment from making decisions consistent with one's moral code. Provides background on the growth of moral psychology and the recognition that approaches can stimulate growth in persons into adulthood. Explores numerous gray area legal ethical scenarios and provides decision-making frameworks the authors have offered as ways to begin dealing with challenges.

Keywords: Ethics, Law, Professional Responsibility, Legal Education, Lawyers, Judgment, Moral Formation, Ethical Formation, Practical Wisdom

JEL Classification: I00, 120, I21, I29, I39, K00, K10, K19, K20, K30, K39, K40, K41, K49

Suggested Citation

Madison III, Benjamin V. and Gantt, II, Larry O. Natt and Gantt, II, Larry O. Natt, Is There a Paradox between Ethics and Happiness? Moral Formation for Lawyers (October 22, 2016). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2862601 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2862601

Benjamin V. Madison III (Contact Author)

Regent University School of Law ( email )

1000 Regent University Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23464
United States
757.226.4586 (Phone)
757.226.4329 (Fax)

HOME PAGE: http://www.regent.edu

Larry O. Natt Gantt, II

Harvard Law School Program on Biblical Law and Christian Legal Studies ( email )

1563 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States

Regent University - School of Law ( email )

1000 Regent University Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23464
United States

Do you want regular updates from SSRN on Twitter?

Paper statistics

Downloads
103
Abstract Views
814
rank
348,312
PlumX Metrics