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He Who Pays the Piper: the Conflicts Involved in Combining Careers in Legal Academia and Legal Practice

Author(s): doc. JUDr. Tomáš Richter LL.M., Ph.D.,
Type: Articles in refereed journals
Year: 2013
Number: 0
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Published in: Právník 2/2013
Publishing place: Praha
Keywords: combining legal practice and legal academia, ethical standards in academic research, ethical standards in legal practice, independence of academic enquiry, financing of legal academia in emerging markets
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Grants: GACR 403/10/1235 (2010-2014) Institutional Responses to Financial Market Failures
Abstract: The article aims to draw attention to the conflicts arising between the ethical standards of practical lawyering and those of legal scholarship where both vocations are combined in the person of
the legal scholar involved in client work. The article gives examples of typical conflicts, inquires into the economic grounds underlying those conflicts, and tries to empirically track the incidence and organisational forms of instances in which careers in legal academia and legal practice are actually combined in
the Czech market. Based on these observations, the article points to the dangers for the integrity of legal scholarship ensuing from these conflicts and sets on a search for codifications (mainly foreign) of ethical standards for academic work that could be used as a source of inspiration in combating those risks.
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