Aquinas In The Courtroom: Lawyers, Judges, And Judicial Conduct

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Aquinas in the Courtroom: Lawyers, Judges, and Judicial Conduct

Using St. Thomas Aquinas's natural law philosophy and Divine Exemplar argument to prompt new discussion of ethical questions that lawyers and judges should confront, the author delivers a complete occupational profile for the professional conduct of judges and lawyers. St. Thomas's discourse on such topics as procedural law, judicial and advocate conduct and character, criminal and civil practice standards, and sentencing guidelines provides a blueprint for the Christian lawyer and judge by laying out the professional and ethical parameters that make the actor operate in accordance with reason and morality. This text on Thomistic jurisprudence challenges the current beliefs of law and the justice system, the functions of lawyers, advocates, and judges, and traditional views on evidence and punishment, and suggests a return to the roots of the system, in which reason, virtue, and justice guide the law and its practice. Lawyers, judges, students, and scholars should find in these pages a unique approach to renewing our beleaguered justice system.

Specifications of Aquinas in the Courtroom: Lawyers, Judges, and Judicial Conduct

AuthorCharles Nemeth, Charles P. Nemeth
Number Of Pages240
Publication Date2001-07-30
Height9.02 inch.
Length5.98 inch.
Width0.5 inch.
Weight0.75 pounds.

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