Professor Robert Cochran Publishes Book Chapter, "Legal Representation and the Character Formation of Lawyers and Clients"
Professor Robert F. Cochran's book chapter, "Legal Representation and the Character Formation of Lawyers and Clients," has been published in The Impact of Law on Character Formation, Ethical Education, and the Communication of Values in Late Modern Pluralistic Societies, edited by John Witte, Jr. and Michael Welker. The book is published in English by German publisher Evangelische Verlagsanstalt Press.
Overview of The Impact of Law on Character Formation, Ethical Education, and the Communication of Values in Late Modern Pluralistic Societies:
This volume addresses whether, how, and where laws (variously defined) teach values and shape moral character in late modern liberal societies. Each author recognizes the essential value of state law in fostering peace, security, health, education, charity, trade, democracy, constitutionalism, justice, and human rights, among many other moral goods. Each author also recognizes, however, the grave betrayals of law in supporting fascism, slavery, apartheid, genocide, persecution, violence, racism, and other forms of immorality and injustice. They thus call for state laws that set a basic civil morality of duty for society and for robust freedoms that protect private individuals and private groups to cultivate a higher morality of aspiration. With contributions by Rudiger Bittner, Brian Bix, Frank Brennan, Allen Calhoun, Robert F. Cochran, Jr., Kenneth John Crispin, Jean Bethke Elshtain, E. Allan Farnsworth, James E. Fleming, M. Cathleen Kaveny, Ute Mager, Linda C. Mc Clain, Reid Mortensen, Patrick Parkinson, Thomas Pfeiffer, Robert Vosloo, Michael Welker, and John Witte, Jr.
The book may be found here.