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Journal overview

Legal Ethics is an international and interdisciplinary journal devoted to the field of legal ethics.

The journal provides an intellectual meeting ground for academic lawyers, practitioners and policy-makers to debate developments shaping the ethics of law and its practice at the micro and macro levels.

Its focus is broad enough to encompass empirical research on the ethics and conduct of the legal professions and judiciary, studies of legal ethics education and moral development, ethics development in contemporary professional practice, the ethical responsibilities of law schools, professional bodies and government, and jurisprudential or wider philosophical reflections on law as an ethical system and on the moral obligations of individual lawyers.

Peer Review Policy:
All articles are double anonymized peer-reviewed.

Authors can choose to publish gold open access in this journal.

Read the Instructions for Authors for information on how to submit your article.

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Latest issues

Current issue

Cover image for Legal Ethics, Volume 26, Issue 1
Volume 26, Issue 1, 2023

Special Issue: Professional Ethical Judgment for Global Challenges, Guest Editors: Laura Henderson, Elaine Mak, and Thom Snijders