Mission: Impossible, Mission: Accomplished or Mission: Underway? A Survey and Analysis of Current Trends in Professionalism Education in American Law Schools
University of Pennsylvania Law School
Mary Ann Robinson
Villanova University - School of Law
University of Dayton Law Review, Vol. 38, No. 1, 2012
Villanova Law/Public Policy Research Paper No. 2013-3055
This Article identifies common characteristics of effective professionalism instruction to provide guidance in how to design innovative professionalism instruction. After introducing the topic in Part I, Part II of this Article describes the origins and development of the professionalism education movement in American Law schools. Part III of this Article explains our methods for collecting information and identifies and summarizes the predominant trends, and provides examples of noteworthy programs or initiatives. Part IV concludes by describing our method for assessing successful programs and identifying the characteristics of effective professionalism instruction.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 60
Keywords: professionalism, legal education, co-curricular programming, professional identity
Date posted: August 22, 2013
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