Legal ethics in the trial of Oscar Wilde

Sandford-Couch, Clare and Mercer, Sarah (2013) Legal ethics in the trial of Oscar Wilde. Legal Ethics, 16 (1). pp. 119-133. ISSN 1460-728X

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.5235/1460728X.1.1.119

Abstract

This paper considers, in the context of an undergraduate law degree, how to encourage students to develop an awareness of ethical issues relating to membership of a 'profession' and how lawyers could and should conduct themselves, whilst retaining the notion of a law degree as part of a liberal arts education. It suggests an interdisciplinary approach, both in its content and its methodologies, as an innovative and interesting means of addressing issues of legal ethics and professional responsibility. It offers an analysis of the trial of Oscar Wilde, to show that it may be possible to inculcate a level of 'ethical awareness' through a study of the actions and behaviours of the legal professionals involved in famous or historical trials.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: ethics, real life, teaching, trials
Subjects: M200 Law by Topic
Q300 English studies
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > School of Law
Depositing User: Helen Pattison
Date Deposited: 20 Nov 2012 13:03
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2015 10:57
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/10318

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