Embedding Professionalism into Legal Education

Denise Platfoot Lacey

University of Dayton School of Law

April 7, 2011

Journal of Law, Business & Ethics, Vol. 18, p. 41, February 2012

There has been a repeated call to incorporate professionalism training in legal education in order to assist students in developing professionalism. While law schools have begun to answer this call, they often fail to teach and assess actual professionalism behaviors of their law students. Such failure results in lost opportunities to impart to law students the expectations of the legal profession, as well as to help them to develop the highest standards of conduct. This article will present information about a model of professionalism assessment in medical education and how it can be integrated into legal education to facilitate the teaching and evaluation of professionalism in law students.

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Keywords: professionalism, legal education, lawyer professionalism, lawyer training

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Date posted: December 22, 2011 ; Last revised: December 31, 2012

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Platfoot Lacey, Denise, Embedding Professionalism into Legal Education (April 7, 2011). Journal of Law, Business & Ethics, Vol. 18, p. 41, February 2012. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1975368

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Denise Platfoot Lacey (Contact Author)
University of Dayton School of Law ( email )
300 College Park
Dayton, OH 45469
United States
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