The Ethical Obligations of Lawyers, Law Students and Law Professors Telling Stories on Web Logs

The Law Teacher: The International Journal of Legal Education, Vol. 41, p. 287, 2007

Widener Law School Legal Studies Research Paper No. 09-22

21 Pages Posted: 16 Sep 2009 Last revised: 23 Jul 2015

Anna P. Hemingway

Widener University - Commonwealth Law School

Date Written: 2007

Abstract

This article examines how blogging has developed and considers the ethics of blogging and its impact on the legal profession. It examines blog entries from lawyers, law professors and law students and suggests that the rules of the Bar may be colliding with the manner of online storytelling occurring by legal professionals. The article takes an in-depth look at how blogging has impacted legal education and the relationship between faculty and students. It proposes ways in which incorporating blogging assignments into law school courses can assist students in developing ethical story-telling on web logs.

Keywords: Ethics, professionalism, blogging, story-telling, legal education

JEL Classification: K1

Suggested Citation

Hemingway, Anna P., The Ethical Obligations of Lawyers, Law Students and Law Professors Telling Stories on Web Logs (2007). The Law Teacher: The International Journal of Legal Education, Vol. 41, p. 287, 2007; Widener Law School Legal Studies Research Paper No. 09-22. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1474263

Anna P. Hemingway (Contact Author)

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