Providing ethics learning opportunities throughout the legal curriculum

Robertson, Michael (2009) Providing ethics learning opportunities throughout the legal curriculum. Legal Ethics, 12 (1). pp. 59-76. ISSN 1460-728X

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This article revisits the idea of 'pervasive ethics' and proposes a model that makes it possible to provide law students with legal ethics learning opportunities throughout the law school curriculum. The key to the proposal is an underlying commitment to co-ordinated 'whole-of-curriculum' design in law school teaching in the interests of maximising law students' learning. The article also suggests how curriculum-wide ethics learning objectives might be formulated, the idea of an 'ethics learning activity' and possible criteria for assessment in this important area.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information (displayed to public): Permanent restricted access to published version due to publisher copyright policy.
Depositing User: Professor Mike Robertson
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - School of Law
Date Deposited: 28 Jan 2010 11:06
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2015 02:25
Uncontrolled Keywords: legal ethics; student learning; law schools
Fields of Research (FoR): 13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130205 Humanities and Social Sciences Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl. Economics, Business and Management)
22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2201 Applied Ethics > 220105 Legal Ethics
18 Law and Legal Studies > 1899 Other Law and Legal Studies > 189999 Law and Legal Studies not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO): C Society > 94 Law, Politics and Community Services > 9404 Justice and the Law > 940499 Justice and the Law not elsewhere classified

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