Embedding 'ethics' in law degrees

Robertson, Michael (2011) Embedding 'ethics' in law degrees. In: Excellence and innovation in legal education. LexisNexis Butterworths, Sydney, Australia, pp. 99-117. ISBN 978-0-409-32816-5


The first part of this chapter will discuss the question of what it actually means to 'teach legal ethics'. This seems to be an essential starting point for all teachers in the area, even if the answers that they provide reflect some differences in assumptions and beliefs about what it actually means to be an ethical lawyer. The followng section looks at why and how student learning in legal ethics and professional responsibility should and can be embedded in multiple subjects throughout the degree. The final section discusses the idea of an 'ethics learning activity' and considers aspects of assessment in this area. The chapter concludes with some samples of assessment tasks that are likely to engage students quite serously with the meaning of personal ethical practice.

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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Business and Law - School of Law (1 Jan 2011 - 30 Jun 2013)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Business and Law - School of Law (1 Jan 2011 - 30 Jun 2013)
Date Deposited: 21 Mar 2012 03:07
Last Modified: 30 Aug 2016 02:55
Uncontrolled Keywords: professional practice; ethics; ethics teaching; personal ethical practice
Fields of Research (2008): 18 Law and Legal Studies > 1801 Law > 180121 Legal Practice, Lawyering and the Legal Profession
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130304 Educational Administration, Management and Leadership
Fields of Research (2020): 48 LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES > 4805 Legal systems > 480505 Legal practice, lawyering and the legal profession
39 EDUCATION > 3904 Specialist studies in education > 390403 Educational administration, management and leadership
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/21017

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