It Happened to Me: Sharing Personal Value Dilemmas to Teach Ethics
Julie A. Oseid
University of St. Thomas School of Law (Minnesota)
Legal Writing: The Journal of the Legal Writing Institute, 2006
U of St. Thomas Legal Studies Research Paper No. 06-06
This article builds on prior scholarship which recognizes the value of storytelling in teaching legal ethics. The thesis is that sharing personal value dilemmas is an even more effective way to teach legal ethics, coining the term value dilemma to describe the myriad dilemmas that lawyers face during all stages of their careers. The article details the steps required to create and present effective value dilemmas in a Lawyering Skills class.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 19
Keywords: Law teaching, legal writing, legal ethics, lawyering skills
JEL Classification: A20, K00Accepted Paper Series
Date posted: January 25, 2006
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