The ethics project in legal education

Robertson, Michael and Corbin, Lillian and Tranter, Kieran and Bartlett, Francesca, eds. (2011) The ethics project in legal education. Routledge Research in Legal Ethics . Taylor & Francis (Routledge), London, England. ISBN 978-0-415-54651-5

Abstract

[Publisher Description]: The contributions in this volume suggest that 'the ethics project in legal education' is increasingly an international one. Even though the strength of commitment by both the profession and the legal academy to 'ethics learning' within law schools varies, two fundamental questions confront all who work in this area. First, what is it that we want our students to learn (or, perhaps, in what manner do we want our students to develop) from the teaching of 'legal ethics'? Second, how can we create a learning environment that will encourage the nature and quality of learning we think is important? All the contributors to this volume take a strong stand on the importance of ethical legal practice and the role of law schools in developing students’ capacities in this area. They share a belief in the essential need to encourage law students to engage with the moral dimensions of legal practice. The questions that these scholars grapple with are therefore not of the 'should we be teaching this?' variety, but 'how might we best to go about doing this, so that our efforts within law schools really make some difference?' Each of the chapters in this volume adds uniquely to our understanding of these matters.


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Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Permanent restricted access to paper due to publisher copyright restrictions. Print copy held in the USQ Library at call no. 174.30711 Eth.
Depositing User: Professor Mike Robertson
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business and Law - School of Law
Date Deposited: 02 Mar 2011 05:17
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2013 00:29
Uncontrolled Keywords: ethics; legal education
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 18 Law and Legal Studies > 1801 Law > 180121 Legal Practice, Lawyering and the Legal Profession
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): C Society > 94 Law, Politics and Community Services > 9499 Other Law, Politics and Community Services > 949999 Law, Politics and Community Services not elsewhere classified
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/18359

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