Legal Writing, Professionalism, and Legal Ethics

Edwin S. Fruehwald


August 19, 2008

Hofstra Univ. Legal Studies Research Paper No. 08-20

This article discusses how to teach professional ethics within a first-year legal writing course. We can teach ethics in legal writing without taking attention away from our basic mission of teaching legal skills by integrating ethics into everything we do and by serving as examples for our students. This paper will discuss teaching legal ethics on orientation. It will then examine legal ethics in structuring the course and setting an example. Finally, it will cover legal ethics in legal research, objective legal writing, and persuasive legal writing respectively.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 18

Keywords: legal writing, professional responsibility, ethics

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Date posted: August 20, 2008 ; Last revised: March 31, 2014

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Fruehwald, Edwin S., Legal Writing, Professionalism, and Legal Ethics (August 19, 2008). Hofstra Univ. Legal Studies Research Paper No. 08-20. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1238484 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1238484

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