Právny obzor

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Ročník 105

2022

 

 
T E O R E T I C K Ý  Č A S O P I S  P R E  O T Á Z K Y  Š T Á T U  A  P R Á V A

On the Missing Discourse Concerning Legal Professions

JUDr. Peter Čuroš, PhD., Institutt for Privatrett, Univeristetet i Oslo, Norway

Právny obzor, 103, 2020, special issue, pp. 23-49.

Published online: 15.1.2021

Abstract. This paper elaborates on the reasons behind the recently uncovered legal crisis in Slovakia. I submit that the perceived crisis stems from a low level of discipline within the legal professions, which itself results from the limited discourse on the role of these professions in society. The concept of discipline is explained through Michel Foucault’s analysis of changes in power structures. The second part of the paper analyses types of professional regulation and specifically explores whether codes of ethics and codes of conduct are appropriate instruments for addressing the lack of discipline within these professions and the low levels of public trust in legal practitioners. The third part focuses on whether legal education should include the institutional approach, which seems preferable to adding further regulations. An intensive simulation course on professional ethics and the associated legal skills is presented as a chance for experiential learning in the Slovak context.

Keywords: discipline, legal profession, institution, legal education, code of ethics

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