35 Hous. L. Rev. 327 (1998-1999)
Crime, Confession, and the Counselor-At-Law: Lessons from Dostoyevsky

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CRIME, CONFESSION, AND THE COUNSELOR-
AT-LAW: LESSONS FROM DOSTOYEVSKY
Robert F. Cochran, Jr.*
Table of Contents
I.    INTRODUCTION     .................................................................... 328
II.   AUTHORITARIAN AND LIBERAL LAWYERING
M ODELS ............................................................................... 334
A. Get[ting] the Client to Confess ................................... 334
B. The Client-Centered Counseling Model ........................ 336
1.   Individualism, Freedom, and Client
A utonom  y  ............................................................... 338
2.   Moral Neutrality .................................................... 341
3.   Skepticism About Moral Discourse ........................ 342
4.   Morality as Cost/Benefit Analysis ........................ 344
5.   Faith in Democratic State Institutions: The
Adversary System .................................................. 346
C. Don't Talk to Anyone: Imposed Isolation ................... 348
III. LESSONS FROM DOSTOYEvsKy ............................................ 350
A. Stories of Confession ..................................................... 351
1. Zossima's Stories from The Brothers
K aram  azov ............................................................. 351
2. Raskolnikov's Confessions from Crime and
Punishm   ent ........................................................... 357
* Professor of Law and Rick Caruso Scholar, Pepperdine University School of
Law; J.D., University of Virginia. I would like to thank Tom Bergin, Bill Brewbaker,
Teresa Collett, John DiPippa, Rus Gough, Slava Grigorov, Gary Hart, Stanley Hau-
erwas, Steve Hunt, Tom Morgan, Jack Sammons, Bruce Savage, Tom Shaffer, Bill
Simon, Dan Van Ness, and the participants in the University of Alabama and Pep-
perdine University faculty workshops for their suggestions and comments on earlier
drafts of this Article. I would also like to thank Ameneh Khorasanee Ernst for her
assistance in research and Dorothy Aiken for her assistance in word processing.

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