The relationship between law and ethics has been subject to much discussion over time. Is there a common standard? Is one “stricter” than the other?
In a well-written, cohesive essay, explore the relationship of law and ethics. As you do so, identify and discuss specific examples to illustrate each of the following: Law and ethics overlap in purpose and/or form (i.e., the law tends to enforce ethical standards or is parallel to societal ethics) Law is ethically neutral (i.e., law has no ethical purpose or content)
Because law is developed through compromise, the law may actually be unethical (i.e. the purpose or effect of the law may be unethical) Develop a response that includes examples and evidence to support your ideas, and which clearly communicates the required message to your audience. Organize your response in a clear and logical manner as appropriate for the genre of writing. Use well-structured sentences, audience-appropriate language, and correct conventions of standard American English.