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Cooperation-Competition and Constructive Controversy in Developing Professional Ethics in Law School Classes


David W. Johnson


University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

Roger T. Johnson


University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

Verna Monson


University of St. Thomas (Minnesota) - University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis; Cultural Dynamics Consulting

September 22, 2012

University of St. Thomas Law Journal, 2013, Forthcoming
U of St. Thomas Legal Studies Research Paper No. 12-43

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The purpose of this article is to present the evidence concerning the impact of cooperative and competitive learning as well as constructive controversy on the development of professional ethics by law students. In addition, cooperative learning and constructive controversy increase student achievement, build better relationships among students, and improve student psychological health. The theory underlying these practices and the research documenting their effectiveness will be covered. Finally, the problems with using competitive learning in both prelaw and law school classes are discussed.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 50

Keywords: cooperation, competition, constructive controversy, legal education, professional ethics, professional formation, social psychology of legal education, cooperative learning

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Date posted: November 1, 2012 ; Last revised: September 7, 2013

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Johnson, David W. and Johnson, Roger T. and Monson, Verna, Cooperation-Competition and Constructive Controversy in Developing Professional Ethics in Law School Classes (September 22, 2012). University of St. Thomas Law Journal, 2013, Forthcoming; U of St. Thomas Legal Studies Research Paper No. 12-43. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2169496

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David W. Johnson
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities ( email )
420 Delaware St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
United States
Roger T. Johnson
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities ( email )
420 Delaware St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
United States
Verna Monson (Contact Author)
University of St. Thomas (Minnesota) - University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis ( email )
Minneapolis, MN 55403
United States
Cultural Dynamics Consulting ( email )
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