Saturday, June 17, 2023

New Book by Richard Wu et al : The Good Chinese Lawyer: a Student Guide to Law and Ethics (Cambridge University Press)

The Good Chinese Lawyer: a Student Guide to Law and Ethics
Adapted by Adrian Evans, Richard Wu and Xu Shenjian
Cambridge University Press
Published in January 2023
312 pp.
Description: The Good Chinese Lawyer explores the ethical and professional challenges that will confront a law student, and will help them to prepare for life as a lawyer. The book offers principled and pragmatic advice about how to overcome such challenges. It urges readers to examine motives for seeking a career in law, to foster a deep understanding of what it means to be 'good' lawyer, and how to draw on virtue and judgment when difficult choices arise, rather than simply relying on rushed compliance with rules or codes. The Good Chinese Lawyer analyses four important areas of legal ethics – truth and deception, professional secrets, conflicts of interest, and professional competence – and explains the choices that are available when determining a course of moral action. It links theory to practice, and includes many diagrams and scenarios to illustrate ethical concepts and good decision-making.
  • Includes a values-identification process, situated in the context of topical scenarios that apply throughout Greater China, relevant to and accessible by law students
  • Provides a comparison of relevant legal professional conduct rules applicable to mainland China, Hong Kong SAR and Taiwan
  • Utilises easy-to-understand tables that set out the legal ethical principles of major philosophical traditions, matched to those legal professional conduct rules

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