Neil W. Hamilton

University of St. Thomas School of Law (Minnesota)

MSL 400, 1000 La Salle Avenue

Minneapolis, MN Minnesota 55403-2005

United States

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1.

Law-Firm Competency Models and Student Professional Success: Building on a Foundation of Professional Formation/Professionalism

University of St. Thomas Law Journal, Forthcoming, U of St. Thomas (Minnesota) Legal Studies Research Paper No. 13-22
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 29 May 2013 Last Revised: 26 Nov 2014
Neil W. Hamilton
University of St. Thomas School of Law (Minnesota)
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professional formation, legal education, law students, law school, professional responsibility

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Ethical Leadership in Professional Life

University of St. Thomas Law Journal, 2009, University of St. Thomas School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 08-39
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 15 Nov 2008 Last Revised: 12 Jan 2010
Neil W. Hamilton
University of St. Thomas School of Law (Minnesota)
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legal profession, lawyers, ethical leadership, legal education, professional responsibility

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Assessing Professionalism: Measuring Progress in the Formation of an Ethical Professional Identity

University of St. Thomas Law Journal, Vol. 5, 2008, U of St. Thomas Legal Studies Research Paper No. 08-10
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 09 Apr 2008 Last Revised: 01 Sep 2008
Neil W. Hamilton
University of St. Thomas School of Law (Minnesota)
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Legal education, professionalism, professional identity, professional responsibility, legal ethics, lawyer ethics

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Effectiveness Requires Listening: How to Assess and Improve Listening Skills

Florida Coastal Law Review, Vol. 13, Forthcoming, U of St. Thomas Legal Studies Research Paper No. 11-25
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 27 Aug 2011 Last Revised: 31 Dec 2012
Neil W. Hamilton
University of St. Thomas School of Law (Minnesota)
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legal education, professional responsibility, professionalism, listening, empathy, attorney-client, client relations, professional formation

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Professionalism Clearly Defined

Professional Lawyer, Vol. 18, No. 4, 2008, U of St. Thomas Legal Studies Research Paper No. 07-30
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 19 Sep 2007
Neil W. Hamilton
University of St. Thomas School of Law (Minnesota)
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Professional responsibility, legal ethics, professionalism, legal profession, legal education

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Empirical Research on the Core Competencies Needed to Practice Law: What Do Clients, New Lawyers, and Legal Employers Tell Us?

The Bar Examiner, September 2014, U of St. Thomas (Minnesota) Legal Studies Research Paper No. 14-34
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 30 Sep 2014
Neil W. Hamilton
University of St. Thomas School of Law (Minnesota)
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legal education, professional formation, professionalism, professional regulation, professional responsibility

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The Positive Empirical Relationship of Professionalism to Effectiveness in the Practice of Law

Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics, Vol. 24, Forthcoming), U of St. Thomas Legal Studies Research Paper No. 09-22
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 29 Oct 2009 Last Revised: 25 Dec 2010
Neil W. Hamilton and Verna Monson
University of St. Thomas School of Law (Minnesota) and University of St. Thomas
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Professionalism, professional responsibility, professions, moral judgment, conscience, legal profession, legal malpractice

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The Qualities of the Professional Lawyer

Chapter in ESSENTIAL QUALITIES OF THE PROFESSIONAL LAWYER (ed. Paul Haskins, ABAPublishing 2013), U of St. Thomas (Minnesota) Legal Studies Research Paper No. 14-22
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 23 Jul 2014
Neil W. Hamilton
University of St. Thomas School of Law (Minnesota)
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legal ethics, professional responsibility, professionalism, professional lawyer, professional formation, professional ethics

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Changing Markets Create Opportunities: Emphasizing the Competencies Legal Employers Use in Hiring New Lawyers (Including Professional Formation/Professionalism)

65 South Carolina Law Review 567 (2014), U of St. Thomas (Minnesota) Legal Studies Research Paper No. 14-13
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 21 Mar 2014 Last Revised: 23 Nov 2014
Neil W. Hamilton
University of St. Thomas School of Law (Minnesota)
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legal education, legal profession, law school, professionalism, professional formation, professional competencies, legal employment

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Thirty Reflection Questions to Help Each Student Find Meaningful Employment and Develop an Integrated Professional Identity (Professional Formation)

Tennessee Law Review, Forthcoming, U of St. Thomas (Minnesota) Legal Studies Research Paper No. 16-12
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 14 May 2016
Neil W. Hamilton and Jerome M. Organ
University of St. Thomas School of Law (Minnesota) and University of St. Thomas - School of Law (Minnesota)
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professional formation, professional identity, professionalism, law student employment

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Encouraging Each Student's Personal Responsibility for Core Competencies Including Professionalism

The Professional Lawyer, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 25 Oct 2012
Neil W. Hamilton, Verna Monson and Jerome M. Organ
University of St. Thomas School of Law (Minnesota), University of St. Thomas and University of St. Thomas - School of Law (Minnesota)
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law firms, lawyer, competency, self-development, student development, self-directed learning, talent management

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Fostering Professional Formation (Professionalism): Lessons from the Carnegie Foundation’s Five Studies on Educating Professionals

Creighton Law Review, Forthcoming, U of St. Thomas Legal Studies Research Paper No. 11-21
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 12 Aug 2011 Last Revised: 17 Jan 2012
Neil W. Hamilton
University of St. Thomas School of Law (Minnesota)
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professional formation, professionalism, professional responsibility, legal education, law schools, law school accreditation, American Bar Association

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Ethical Professional (Trans)Formation: Themes from Interviews About Professionalism with Exemplary Lawyers

Santa Clara Law Review, Vol. 54, 2012, U of St. Thomas Legal Studies Research Paper No. 11-11
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 07 Apr 2011 Last Revised: 06 Sep 2012
Neil W. Hamilton and Verna Monson
University of St. Thomas School of Law (Minnesota) and University of St. Thomas
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ethical professional identity, lawyer identity, legal education, adult development, Kegan

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What Legal Education Can Learn from Medical Education About Competency-Based Learning Outcomes Including Those Related to Professional Formation (Professionalism)

29 Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics 399 (2016), U of St. Thomas (Minnesota) Legal Studies Research Paper No. 15-15
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 13 Aug 2015 Last Revised: 16 May 2016
Neil W. Hamilton and Sarah Schaefer
University of St. Thomas School of Law (Minnesota) and Independent
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legal profession, legal ethics, lawyer ethics, professionalism, professional competencies, legal education, American Bar Association, accreditation, law schools

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Answering the Skeptics on Fostering Ethical Professional Formation (Professionalism)

The Professional Lawyer, Vol. 20, No. 4, 2011, U of St. Thomas Legal Studies Research Paper No. 11-05
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 21 Mar 2011
Neil W. Hamilton and Verna Monson
University of St. Thomas School of Law (Minnesota) and University of St. Thomas
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professional responsibility, professional formation, the professions, legal profession, moral learning

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Fostering Professionalism Through Mentoring

Journal of Legal Education, 2007, U of St. Thomas Legal Studies Research Paper No. 06-17
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 28 Apr 2006
Neil W. Hamilton and Lisa M. Brabbit
University of St. Thomas School of Law (Minnesota) and University of St. Thomas School of Law (Minnesota)
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Professional responsibility, legal education, professionalism, mentoring

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Legal Education’s Ethical Challenge: Empirical Research on How Most Effectively to Foster Each Student’s Professional Formation (Professionalism)

University of St. Thomas Law Journal, Vol. 9, No. 2, 2012
Number of pages: 78 Posted: 15 Feb 2012 Last Revised: 31 Oct 2012
Neil W. Hamilton and Verna Monson
University of St. Thomas School of Law (Minnesota) and University of St. Thomas
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professional formation, legal education, pedagogy, professionalism, ethics education, ethical professional identity, lifespan developmental psychology

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Professional Formation with Emerging Adult Law Students in the 21-29 Age Group: Engaging Students to Take Ownership of Their Own Professional Development Toward Both Excellence and Meaningful Employment

Journal of the Professional Lawyer (2015) Forthcoming
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 18 Aug 2015
Neil W. Hamilton
University of St. Thomas School of Law (Minnesota)
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professional formation; professionalism; ethical professional identity; professional ethics; professional reponsibility

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Empirical Evidence that Legal Education Can Foster Student Professionalism/Professional Formation to Become an Effective Lawyer

University of St. Thomas Law Journal, 2013, Forthcoming , U of St. Thomas Legal Studies Research Paper No. 13-01
Number of pages: 77 Posted: 22 Jan 2013 Last Revised: 15 May 2013
Neil W. Hamilton, Verna Monson and Jerome M. Organ
University of St. Thomas School of Law (Minnesota), University of St. Thomas and University of St. Thomas - School of Law (Minnesota)
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professionalism, professional formation, legal education, moral development, moral judgment, DIT, moral identity, identity formation

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Professional-Identity/Professional-Formation/Professionalism Learning Outcomes: What Can We Learn About Assessment From Medical Education?

13 University of St. Thomas Law Journal (2017 Forthcoming), U of St. Thomas (Minnesota) Legal Studies Research Paper No. 17-06
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 03 May 2017
Neil W. Hamilton
University of St. Thomas School of Law (Minnesota)
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legal education, medical education, professionalism, professional formation, learning outcomes

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Entering Law Students’ Conceptions of an Ethical Professional Identity and the Role of the Lawyer in Society

Journal of the Legal Profession, Vol. 35, No. 1, 2010
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 02 Apr 2010 Last Revised: 07 Mar 2011
Verna Monson and Neil W. Hamilton
University of St. Thomas and University of St. Thomas School of Law (Minnesota)
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professionalism, ethical professional identity, epistemology, formative assessment, adult developmental

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Leadership of Self: Each Student Taking Ownership Over Continuous Professional Development/Self-Directed Learning

Santa Clara Law Review, Vol. 58, No. 1, 2018, U of St. Thomas (Minnesota) Legal Studies Research Paper No. 18-09
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 23 May 2018
Neil W. Hamilton
University of St. Thomas School of Law (Minnesota)
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leadership, professional formation; professional identity, self-directed learning, self-regulated learning, initiative, professional development

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A Professional Formation/Professionalism Challenge: Many Students Need Help with Self-Directed Learning Concerning Their Professional Development Toward Excellence

Regent University Law Review, Vol. 27, Forthcoming, U of St. Thomas (Minnesota) Legal Studies Research Paper No. 15-3
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 15 Feb 2015
Neil W. Hamilton
University of St. Thomas School of Law (Minnesota)
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professional formation, professionalism, self-directed learning, competency model

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The Future of Shared Governance

U of St. Thomas Legal Studies Research Paper No. 06-03, Association of Governing Boards White Paper, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 12 Jan 2006
Neil W. Hamilton
University of St. Thomas School of Law (Minnesota)
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Colleges, universities, shared governance, faculty governance, academic freedom, faculty professionalism, higher education

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Academic Freedom’s Duties: A Review of Stanley Fish’s Save the World on Your Own Time

Journal of College and University Law, Vol. 36, p. 285, 2009, U of St. Thomas Legal Studies Research Paper No. 10-04
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 29 Jan 2010
Neil W. Hamilton
University of St. Thomas School of Law (Minnesota)
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higher education, academic freedom, academic profession

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Ethical Professional (Trans)Formation: Early Career Lawyers Make Sense of Professionalism

University of St. Thomas Law Journal, November 6, 2010, U of St. Thomas Legal Studies Research Paper No. 11-01
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 01 Jan 2011 Last Revised: 07 Dec 2012
Verna Monson and Neil W. Hamilton
University of St. Thomas and University of St. Thomas School of Law (Minnesota)
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Helping Each Law Student Develop Affirmative Evidence of Cross-Cultural Competency

19 St. Mary's Law Review on Race and Social Justice, 2016 (Forthcoming), U of St. Thomas (Minnesota) Legal Studies Research Paper No. 16-20
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 21 Sep 2016
Neil W. Hamilton and Jeff Maleska
University of St. Thomas School of Law (Minnesota) and Independent
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professional responsibility, legal education, cultural compentency, cross-cultural competency, professional competency, learning outcomes

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Proactively Justifying the Academic Profession's Social Contract

Neil Hamilton, Jerry Gaff, THE FUTURE OF THE PROFESSORIATE: ACADEMIC FREEDOM, PEER REVIEW AND SHARED GOVERNANCE, Washington, D.C. Association of American Colleges and Universities, 2009, U of St. Thomas Legal Studies Research Paper No. 09-17
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 06 Aug 2009
Neil W. Hamilton and Jerry Gaff
University of St. Thomas School of Law (Minnesota) and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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Academic freedom, Professoriate, Academics, Peer-Review, Professions, Colleges, Universities

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Formation-of-an-Ethical-Professional-Identity (Professionalism) Learning Outcomes and E-Portfolio Formative Assessments

48 Univ. of the Pacific L. Rev. 2017, (Forthcoming), U of St. Thomas (Minnesota) Legal Studies Research Paper No. 17-03
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 03 Feb 2017
Neil W. Hamilton
University of St. Thomas School of Law (Minnesota)
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professionalism, professional formation, ethical professional identity, learning outcomes and assessment, self-directed learning

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Off-the-Shelf Formative Assessments to Help Each Student Develop Toward a Professional Formation/Ethical Professional Identity Learning Outcome of an Internalized Commitment to the Student's Own Professional Development

67 Mercer Law Review, 2017 (Forthcoming), U of St. Thomas (Minnesota) Legal Studies Research Paper No. 17-02
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 03 Feb 2017
Neil W. Hamilton
University of St. Thomas School of Law (Minnesota)
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professionalism, professional formation, ethical professional identity, learning outcomes and assessment, self-directed learning

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Each Law Student Must Take Increasing Ownership Over Professional Development During Law School

PD Quarterly (Aug. 2018, at 27), U of St. Thomas (Minnesota) Legal Studies Research Paper No. 18-19
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 10 Sep 2018
Neil W. Hamilton and Jerome M. Organ
University of St. Thomas School of Law (Minnesota) and University of St. Thomas - School of Law (Minnesota)
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Professional formation, Professional development, Professionalism, Competency-based education, Learning Outcomes, Ownership, Self-directedness

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The Profession and Professionalism are Dead?: A Review of Thomas Morgan, The Vanishing American Lawyer (2010)

Professional Lawyer, Vol. 20, No. 2, 2010, U of St. Thomas Legal Studies Research Paper No. 10-25
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 02 Oct 2010
Neil W. Hamilton
University of St. Thomas School of Law (Minnesota)
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legal profession, professional responsibility, professionalism, legal ethics

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The next Steps of a Formation-of-Student-Professional Identity Social Movement: Building Bridges Among the Three Key Stakeholders – Faculty and Staff, Students, and Legal Employers and Clients

13 University of St. Thomas Law Journal (Forthcoming), U of St. Thomas (Minnesota) Legal Studies Research Paper No. 17-17
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 30 Nov 2017
Neil W. Hamilton
University of St. Thomas School of Law (Minnesota)
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Professionals, Professional Identity, Professional Formation, Lawyers, Legal Profession, Professional Responsibility

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Analyzing Common Themes in Legal Scholarship on Professionalism

U of St. Thomas Legal Studies Research Paper No. 11-24
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 27 Aug 2011 Last Revised: 05 Jun 2012
Neil W. Hamilton
University of St. Thomas School of Law (Minnesota)
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American Bar Association, legal education, professional responsibility, legal ethics, law schools, law school accreditation, professional formation

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Professional Formation/Professionalism's Foundation: Engaging Each Student's and Lawyer's Tradition on the Question 'What Are My Responsibilities to Others?'

12 University of St. Thomas Law Journal 271 (2016), U of St. Thomas (Minnesota) Legal Studies Research Paper No. 15-07
Number of pages: 68 Posted: 18 Feb 2015 Last Revised: 16 May 2016
Neil W. Hamilton, Madeleine Coulter and Marie Coulter
University of St. Thomas School of Law (Minnesota), Independent and Independent
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Internalizing a Fiduciary Mindset to Put the Client First

Professional Lawyer, Vol. 24 No. 3 (2017) , U of St. Thomas (Minnesota) Legal Studies Research Paper No. 18-01
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 17 Dec 2017 Last Revised: 02 Feb 2018
Neil W. Hamilton
University of St. Thomas School of Law (Minnesota)
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professional formation, professional identity, professionalism, law student employment; fiduciary

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Connecting Prospective Law Students’ Goals to the Competencies that Clients and Legal Employers Need to Achieve More Competent Graduates and Stronger Applicant Pools and Employment Outcomes

9 ST. MARY’S J. LEGAL MAL. AND ETHICS (2019 Forthcoming), U of St. Thomas (Minnesota) Legal Studies Research Paper No. 19-04
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 13 Mar 2019
Neil W. Hamilton
University of St. Thomas School of Law (Minnesota)
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legal market, law school, professional competencies, professional formation, legal education

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Transcript - Conference on the Ethics of Legal Scholarship

Marquette Law Review, Vol. 101, No. 4, 2018, Marquette Law School Legal Studies Paper No. 18-20, U Denver Legal Studies Research Paper No. 18-23, University of Utah College of Law Research Paper No. 273
Number of pages: 131 Posted: 25 Jul 2018 Last Revised: 14 Aug 2018
Florida A & M University College of Law, Florida International University (FIU) - College of Law, University of Utah - S.J. Quinney College of Law, University of St. Thomas School of Law (Minnesota), University of North Carolina School of Law, University of Alabama School of Law, Marquette University - Law School, Marquette University - Law School, Marquette University - Law School, University of Denver Sturm College of Law and Georgetown University Law Center
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ethics, legal scholarship, candor, neutrality, law schools, law professors, legal academy, law reviews

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Fostering and Assessing Law Student Teamwork and Team Leadership Skills

Hofstra Law Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 10 Jul 2019
Neil W. Hamilton
University of St. Thomas School of Law (Minnesota)
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teamwork, collaboration, leadership, team leadership, professional formation, competencies, learning outcomes

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Legal Ethics, Professional Responsibility, and the Legal Profession (Foreword and Table of Contents)

West Academic Publishing (Hornbook Series), 2018, U of St. Thomas (Minnesota) Legal Studies Research Paper No. 18-08, Texas A&M University School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 18-18
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 12 Jun 2018 Last Revised: 14 Aug 2018
University of St. Thomas School of Law (Minnesota), Texas A&M University School of Law, Indiana University School of Law-Bloomington, University of St. Thomas School of Law (Minnesota), Indiana University Maurer School of Law, Saint Mary's University of San Antonio, Mitchell Hamline School of Law, University of Denver College of Law and Drake University - Law School
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legal ethics, professional responsibility, legal profession, judicial ethics, lawyer ethics, legal malpractice, ethics

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Legal Scholars’ Ethical Responsibilities Concerning Neutrality and Objectivity, Candor and Exhaustiveness

100 Marquette Law Review, Forthcoming, U of St. Thomas (Minnesota) Legal Studies Research Paper No. 17-19
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 30 Nov 2017
Neil W. Hamilton
University of St. Thomas School of Law (Minnesota)
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Legal Ethics, Professional Responsibility, Faculty, Academic Ethics, AAUP

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Faculty Professionalism: An Opportunity for Catholic Higher Education to Vitalize the Academic Profession's Social Contract

Current Issues in Catholic Higher Education, Vol. 25, p. 177, 2008, U of St. Thomas Legal Studies Research Paper No. 09-05
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 29 Jan 2009 Last Revised: 10 Feb 2009
Neil W. Hamilton
University of St. Thomas School of Law (Minnesota)
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higher education, Catholic education, Catholic higher education, Catholic colleges and universities, faculty, academic profession

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The Law Faculty's Ethical Failure Regarding Student-Edited Law Reviews

23 PROF. LAWYER (June 2016), U of St. Thomas (Minnesota) Legal Studies Research Paper No. 16-14
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 12 Jul 2016 Last Revised: 29 Jul 2016
Neil W. Hamilton
University of St. Thomas School of Law (Minnesota)
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law reviews, professional ethics, professionalism, academic ethics