Dalhousie Law Journal


Mary Jewell


Teaching Law Ethically, Possible, unfavourable articles, books, commentaries, legal educators, voice of the people


In the past few years the public has been deluged with a constant barrage of unfavourable articles, newsreels, television shows, movies, books, and commentaries about lawyers. This constantly increasing quantity is infinitesimal in size when compared to the vast array of material written by legal educators in the last thirty years. If it can be accepted that the popular press represents to some extent the voice of the people, it may be suggested that society is trying to say something about its lawyers and the role they play in society. The message is clear and unequivocal: lawyers are not nice people! Regardless of how the message is interpreted by the reader, the general tenor of the material is odious indeed.