Shaping the Next Generation of Lawyers: A Call to the Christian Legal Community

7 The Christian Lawyer 36 (Winter 2011)

5 Pages Posted: 4 Dec 2019

Date Written: 2011

Abstract

In 2007, the Carnegie Foundation published Educating Lawyers, its influential and comprehensive assessment on how well law schools law schools train our students. One of the most important recommendations made by Carnegie that law schools should provide an apprenticeship in professional identity. Professional identity “draws to the foreground the purposes of the profession and the formation of the identity of lawyers guided by those purposes.” William M. Sullivan, et al., Educating Lawyers: Preparation for the Profession of Law (2007), 14. To Carnegie, an apprenticeship in professional identity means training students both in professional ethics and professionalism, what it called “the wider matters of morality and character.” Id. at 129. This article analyzes Carnegie’s call for an apprenticeship in professional identity and describes how Christian law schools and Christian lawyers are well-suited to answer this call.

Keywords: law, legal education, faith, Carnegie, professional identity, apprenticeship

JEL Classification: K1, K10, K30, K20

Suggested Citation

Brauch, Jeffrey A., Shaping the Next Generation of Lawyers: A Call to the Christian Legal Community (2011). 7 The Christian Lawyer 36 (Winter 2011). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3105079

Jeffrey A. Brauch (Contact Author)

Regent University - School of Law ( email )

1000 Regent University Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23464
United States

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