Being Human | The Humanity of Lawyers - Dr Justine Rogers

Video date: 
Thursday, 19 November, 2015
Video speaker(s): 
Dr Justine Rogers (University of New South Wales, Australia)

School of Advanced Study, University of London


19 November 2015

The Humanity of Lawyers - Dr Justine Rogers

Dr Justine Rogers | University of New South Wales, Australia

Barristers carry out much of their work in public courtrooms, clearly identifiable in wig and gown, yet much of their professional lives and culture remain hidden from public view. This event seeks to explore how barristers perform their role. How do they manage their own personal beliefs and emotions? What ethical considerations guide them? How do they balance their own humanity with the complexity of their task in representing others?

Through an evening discussion in the Parliament Chamber at Inner Temple, a public audience will be given an insight into barristers' professional lives and an opportunity to engage with practitioners and scholars who study them.

The evening features a special video contribution from Dr Justine Rogers, lecturer at the University of New South Wales, Australia, whose research considers lawyers' identities and wellbeing, legal ethics and ethical decision-making, and the changed to the legal professions.

This event is present by the Information Law and Policy Centre at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, with guidance from Atalanta Goulandris, Department of Sociology, City University London.

Festival: 12—22 November 2015

Led by the School of Advanced Study, University of London - in partnership with Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC), the British Academy and the Wellcome Trust.

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