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dc.contributor.authorTravis, M
dc.contributor.authorTranter, K
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-19T02:59:10Z
dc.date.available2017-05-19T02:59:10Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.issn0969-5958
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/09695958.2014.946932
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/63969
dc.description.abstractThis article argues that whilst concepts of law and justice can be seen as prominent in much science fiction, the role of lawyer is mostly absent. This article interrogates these absences and asks whether they can be traced back to contemporary concerns around professional ethics. Three potential absences are noted; firstly, justice is considered as immanent. In these fictional futures lawyers have become unnecessary due to the immediacy of the legal system. The second conceptualisation portrays lawyers as intertwined with corporate interests. In these speculative moments lawyers have become culturally indistinguishable from other types of corporate entities. The final science fictive texts highlight a desire for the lawyer-hero. In these texts justice is overwhelmingly absent and shows a continuing need for legal professionals. Each of these cultural moments presents important questions for current understandings of professional ethics and the regulatory systems in which they are based. A removal of lawyers from our shared understandings of the future is indicative of potential problems with perceptions of professional ethics in the present.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherRoutledge
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom1
dc.relation.ispartofpageto15
dc.relation.ispartofjournalInternational Journal of the Legal Profession
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchLaw not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchLaw
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode180199
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1801
dc.titleInterrogating absence: the lawyer in science fiction
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
dc.description.versionPost-print
gro.rights.copyright© 2014 Taylor & Francis (Routledge). This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in International Journal of the Legal Profession on 21 Aug 2014, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/09695958.2014.946932
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gro.griffith.authorTranter, Kieran M.


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