The moralities of Australian bush lawyers

Mortensen, Reid (2017) The moralities of Australian bush lawyers. In: The place of practice: lawyering in rural and regional Australia. Federation Press, Leichhardt, Australia, pp. 20-44. ISBN 978-176002-157-3


This chapter explores the lawyer in rural and regional Australia’. It sifts biographical literature on lawyers in rural and regional practice, and gives an account of three moral archetypes of the ‘bush lawyer’: the gentleman, the larrikin, and the activist. By analysing a range of literature, including scholarly history, biography, autobiography, obituaries, law journal profiles and professional magazines, the chapter gives the opportunity to reflect on the background, profile and professional development of bush lawyers, as well as the specific ethical challenges they confront.

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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: c. The Federation Press. Permanent restricted access to Published version, in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Law and Justice
Date Deposited: 09 Jan 2018 23:01
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2018 03:26
Uncontrolled Keywords: lawyers, Australia, moral types, rural and regional Australia, larrikin, morality
Fields of Research : 18 Law and Legal Studies > 1801 Law > 180121 Legal Practice, Lawyering and the Legal Profession
22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2201 Applied Ethics > 220105 Legal Ethics
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 94 Law, Politics and Community Services > 9499 Other Law, Politics and Community Services > 949999 Law, Politics and Community Services not elsewhere classified
C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9504 Religion and Ethics > 950499 Religion and Ethics not elsewhere classified

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