About the blog: The purpose of this blog is explained here. I noted in my “blog stats” that some people arrive here by searching “what is a natural lawyer” in internet search engines. Since I didn’t really have a response to that before, I’ll add one now.
Natural law theory is a basic theory of law that rests on transcendent norms. (I posted on this here and here.) The easy and simple example is that set forth in the Nuremberg trials after WWII. The Nazi soldiers posited the defense “we were just following orders” but were nevertheless found guilty of war crimes on the basis that there was a higher law than the German law to which the Nazi soldiers were obligated (i.e., murder of innocents cannot be permitted and must be punished). That “higher law” to which all human laws must aspire is the Natural Law. A “natural lawyer” is simply a person who believes in natural law theory. I don’t think the term is limited to lawyers, but I suppose lawyers are more likely to use the term for themselves.
About me: I am a lawyer, educated at a big law school and trained in a couple of large national law firms (not that those facts in themselves make my arguments any more or less valid).
Because I went to a big law school, I am familiar with the forces of political correctness and with creative arguments and worldviews. This blog is not intended to be limited to people with any particular worldview, so I look forward to open and uninhibited debate, with civility of course.