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It Happened to Me: Sharing Personal Value Dilemmas to Teach Ethics

Legal Writing: The Journal of the Legal Writing Institute, 2006

U of St. Thomas Legal Studies Research Paper No. 06-06

19 Pages Posted: 25 Jan 2006  

Julie A. Oseid

University of St. Thomas School of Law (Minnesota)

Abstract

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.

Keywords: Law teaching, legal writing, legal ethics, lawyering skills

JEL Classification: A20, K00

Suggested Citation

Oseid, Julie A., It Happened to Me: Sharing Personal Value Dilemmas to Teach Ethics. Legal Writing: The Journal of the Legal Writing Institute, 2006; U of St. Thomas Legal Studies Research Paper No. 06-06. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=878209

Julie A. Oseid (Contact Author)

University of St. Thomas School of Law (Minnesota) ( email )

MSL 400, 1000 La Salle Avenue
Minneapolis, MN Minnesota 55403-2005
United States

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