Conflicts in Ethics
Being a public administrator is not always easy. Sometimes, a public administrator may have to make difficult decisions in contradiction to one’s own personal ethics. For example, consider eminent domain from Week 5 or terminating an employee from Week 4. Taking the home of an economically disadvantaged person or terminating an employee who has a family may be in opposition to your personal ethics. Nevertheless, these decisions must be carried out. What would you do?
Review the assigned pages of Chapter 14 “in The Study of Law: A Critical Thinking Approach (4th ed.). Reflect on how a public administrator could provide legal services to unpopular, low-income, or non-traditional people.