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ISBN: 9781552212233-10


The Great Canadian Lawyer

A Manifesto, Eh

From: Why Good Lawyers Matter


Examination of academic and popular legal literature and bioethics literature to propose a profile for a great Canadian lawyer.



Jocelyne Downie

Jocelyn Downie, SJD, FRS C, FCAHS, holds a Canada Research Chair and is a professor in the Faculties of Law and Medicine at Dalhousie University. She teaches in the areas of health law and legal ethics. Recent books include the fourth edition of Canadian Health Law and Policy (co-edited with Timothy Caulfield and Colleen Flood, Toronto: LexisNexis, 2011) and Being Relational: Reflections on Relational Theory and Health Law (co-edited with Jennifer Llewellyn, Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2011).

Richard Devlin

Richard Devlin is a professor of law at the Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University. In 2005, he was appointed a Dalhousie University research professor, and this position was renewed in 2010. His areas of teaching include contracts, jurisprudence, legal ethics, and graduate studies. In 2008, he was a recipient of the Canadian Association of Law Teachers Award for Academic Excellence. Recent books include editing Critical Disability Theory (Vancouver: UBC Press, 2006) and Lawyers’ Ethics and Professional Regulation (Toronto: LexisNexis Canada, 2008).