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Editor’S Note Jul 1995

Editor’S Note

Law and Contemporary Problems

The CD-ROM inserted at the back of this issue was prepared by Professors Roger Cramton and Peter Martin at Cornell Law School's Legal Information Institute, The CD-ROM is an example of the Institute's efforts to disseminate electronic material on legal ethics. For more information, see the article by Professors Cramton and Martin in this issue of Law and Contemporary Problems.


Foreword, Thomas B. Metzloff, David B. Wilkins Jul 1995

Foreword, Thomas B. Metzloff, David B. Wilkins

Law and Contemporary Problems

No abstract provided.


The Responsibility Of Law Schools: Educating Lawyers As Counselors And Problem Solvers, Paul Brest Jul 1995

The Responsibility Of Law Schools: Educating Lawyers As Counselors And Problem Solvers, Paul Brest

Law and Contemporary Problems

American legal education is as strong as ever in doctrine and legal analysis; however, it is strikingly weak in teaching other foundational skills and knowledge that lawyers need as counselors, problem solvers and negotiators. Brest proposes a series of advanced courses that integrate the fundamental lawyering skills of counseling, problem solving and negotiation with insights from other disciplines.


Ethics Education In The First Year: An Experiment, Stephen Mcg. Bundy Jul 1995

Ethics Education In The First Year: An Experiment, Stephen Mcg. Bundy

Law and Contemporary Problems

Bundy presents an account of the University of California at Berkeley's School of Law's experiment with teaching the required professional responsibility course in the first year. During this experiment, the faculty members involved in the course developed a strong set of teaching materials and a strong commitment to teaching from those materials.


Teaching The Basic Ethics Class Through Simulation: The Northwestern Program In Advocacy And Professionalism, Robert P. Burns Jul 1995

Teaching The Basic Ethics Class Through Simulation: The Northwestern Program In Advocacy And Professionalism, Robert P. Burns

Law and Contemporary Problems

The Northwestern University School of Law created and published a set of materials for teaching the basic ethics course principally through the simulation method. Burns provides a very compressed summary of the underlying program, describes the classes themselves and the mix of teaching methods professors employ, and briefly discusses the program materials.


Enriching The Legal Ethics Curriculum: From Requirement To Desire, Heidi Li Feldman Jul 1995

Enriching The Legal Ethics Curriculum: From Requirement To Desire, Heidi Li Feldman

Law and Contemporary Problems

The faculty at the University of Michigan Law School has been attempting to increase students' awareness of the practical significance of legal ethics and the relationship between legal ethics and other areas of law. Feldman describes some of Michigan's innovations in the area of professional responsibility and outlines some of the plans to expand and improve the reforms already in place.


Getting Personal, Stephen Giller Jul 1995

Getting Personal, Stephen Giller

Law and Contemporary Problems

No abstract provided.


The Profession Of Law: Columbia Law School’S Use Of Experiential Learning Techniques To Teach Professional Responsibility, Carol Bensinger Liebman Jul 1995

The Profession Of Law: Columbia Law School’S Use Of Experiential Learning Techniques To Teach Professional Responsibility, Carol Bensinger Liebman

Law and Contemporary Problems

Columbia Law School's ethics course, "The Profession of Law," is an interactive, experiential exploration of legal ethics. The course puts students in a role and asks them to deal, with issues that most of them are likely to encounter, and then the students are asked to reflect on what their role-playing performance has taught them about legal ethics.


The Personal Dimension Of Professional Responsibility, John Mixon, Robert P. Schuwerk Jul 1995

The Personal Dimension Of Professional Responsibility, John Mixon, Robert P. Schuwerk

Law and Contemporary Problems

The development of a professional responsibility course at the University of Houston Law Center that focused on the personal dimension of professional reponsibility is described. Mixon and Schuwerk present an evaluation of their experience with the course and a critique of that effort.


Paying Attention To The Signs, Susan P. Koniak, Geoffrey C. Hazard Jr. Jul 1995

Paying Attention To The Signs, Susan P. Koniak, Geoffrey C. Hazard Jr.

Law and Contemporary Problems

Legal ethics is considered the step-child of legal education, and serious scholarship in legal ethics is considered somewhat of an oxymoron. Koniak and Hazard set out to produce materials that would help law students learn something about their responsibilities as lawyers and that would encourage a serious approach toward those responsibilities and the complexity of being an ethical person in an unredeemed and often unforgiving world.


The Infusion Method At Ucla: Teaching Ethics Pervasively, Carrie Menkel-Meadow, Richard H. Sander Jul 1995

The Infusion Method At Ucla: Teaching Ethics Pervasively, Carrie Menkel-Meadow, Richard H. Sander

Law and Contemporary Problems

From the beginning, the focus on teaching about legal ethics and the legal profession at UCLA was on the diversity of ways of teaching and learning about different aspects of legal ethics and the legal profession.


Into The Valley Of Ethics: Professional Responsibility And Educational Reform, Deborah L. Rhode Jul 1995

Into The Valley Of Ethics: Professional Responsibility And Educational Reform, Deborah L. Rhode

Law and Contemporary Problems

For most of history, American legal education has aspired to teach professional responsibility by a pervasive method. Rhode charts efforts to realize that aspiration, not just in theory but in practice.


Teaching Legal Ethics: Exploring The Continuum, Edmund B. Spaeth Jr., Janet G. Perry, Peggy B. Wachs Jul 1995

Teaching Legal Ethics: Exploring The Continuum, Edmund B. Spaeth Jr., Janet G. Perry, Peggy B. Wachs

Law and Contemporary Problems

Spaeth et al assert that the only reason to teach legal ethics, or professional responsibility, is to try to make the legal profession more worthy of its stated ideals. The University of Pennsylvania Law School Center on Professionalism's efforts to achieve this are discussed.


The University Of North Carolina Intergenerational Legal Ethics Project: Expanding The Contexts For Teaching Professional Ethics And Values, Walter H. Bennett Jr. Jul 1995

The University Of North Carolina Intergenerational Legal Ethics Project: Expanding The Contexts For Teaching Professional Ethics And Values, Walter H. Bennett Jr.

Law and Contemporary Problems

The University of North Carolina Law School Intergenerational Legal Ethics Project (UNC Project) is an effort to identify new course concepts and structures and other curricular innovations that can bring education in professional values to a deeper, more personal level. The UNC project includes the premise that ethical learning is deep, internal learning.


Contextualizing Professional Responsibility: A New Curriculum For A New Century, Mary C. Daly, Bruce A. Green, Russell G. Pearce Jul 1995

Contextualizing Professional Responsibility: A New Curriculum For A New Century, Mary C. Daly, Bruce A. Green, Russell G. Pearce

Law and Contemporary Problems

Daly et al assert that professional responsibility has matured as a subject matter to the point where a new genre of courses should join the pervasive method and the traditional survey course. The new age of professaional responsibility will reflect intellectual maturity through the introduction of contextual course that are designed to nurture the development of reflective ethical judgment.


Integrating Theory And Practice Into The Professional Responsibility Curriculum At The University Of Texas, John S. Dzienkowski, Sanford Levinson, Charles Silver, Amon Burton Jul 1995

Integrating Theory And Practice Into The Professional Responsibility Curriculum At The University Of Texas, John S. Dzienkowski, Sanford Levinson, Charles Silver, Amon Burton

Law and Contemporary Problems

Teaching ethics to large classes has always proved to be a great challenge for those who teach professional responsibility at the University of Texas. A new program at the University of Texas to improve the professional responsibility curriculum is discussed.


Seeing The Trees Within The Forest: Contexturalized Ethics Courses As A Strategy For Teaching Legal Ethics, Thomas B. Metzloff Jul 1995

Seeing The Trees Within The Forest: Contexturalized Ethics Courses As A Strategy For Teaching Legal Ethics, Thomas B. Metzloff

Law and Contemporary Problems

No abstract provided.


Redefining The Professional In Professional Ethics: An Interdisciplinary Approach To Teaching Professionalism, David B. Wilkins Jul 1995

Redefining The Professional In Professional Ethics: An Interdisciplinary Approach To Teaching Professionalism, David B. Wilkins

Law and Contemporary Problems

For the last three years, the Harvard Law School Program on the Legal Profession has been exploring the contemporary meaning of professionalism and developing new ways to impart the best aspects of this normative understanding to students. Wilkins reports on an intensive course involving both law students and medical students entitled "Ethical Dilemmas in Clinical Practice: Physicians and Lawyers in Dialogue."


Professional Preparedness: A Comparative Study Of Law Graduates’ Perceived Readiness For Professional Ethics Issues, James E. Militerno Jul 1995

Professional Preparedness: A Comparative Study Of Law Graduates’ Perceived Readiness For Professional Ethics Issues, James E. Militerno

Law and Contemporary Problems

No abstract provided.


Encouraging Personal Responsiblity—An Alternative Approach To Teaching Legal Ethics, Christine Mary Venter Jul 1995

Encouraging Personal Responsiblity—An Alternative Approach To Teaching Legal Ethics, Christine Mary Venter

Law and Contemporary Problems

No abstract provided.


Professional Responsibility As A Lawyering Skill, Michael E. Wolfson Jul 1995

Professional Responsibility As A Lawyering Skill, Michael E. Wolfson

Law and Contemporary Problems

Little has been done to teach professional responsibility in a way that provides students with more than a mere sampling of rules and principles. In an attempt to move Beyond mere tinkering with the way professional responsibility is taught, Loyola Law School in Los Angeles restructured the way it taught the subject by creating a class that fully integrated ethics and lawyering skills into a single required course.


Instructing Judges: Ethical Experience And Educational Technique, Cynthia Gray, Frances Kahn Zemans Jul 1995

Instructing Judges: Ethical Experience And Educational Technique, Cynthia Gray, Frances Kahn Zemans

Law and Contemporary Problems

Most professional responsibility textbooks do not discuss judicial conduct, and not surprisingly, many judges find themselves unprepared for the ethical dilemmas they face when they make the transition from partisan advocate to neutral arbiter. Gray and Zemans discuss the nine-topic curriculum for judicial educators to use to teach judicial ethics to judges at programs for new judges, continuing judicial education courses and judicial conferences.


Ethical Training In The Profession: The Special Challenge Of The Judiciary, V. Robert Payant Jul 1995

Ethical Training In The Profession: The Special Challenge Of The Judiciary, V. Robert Payant

Law and Contemporary Problems

Although ethics for lawyers and ethics for judges have the same ultimate goal, the rules governing the two professions, the mechanisms for enforcement of these rules and the methods of training vary substantially. The National Judicial College is an institution with the specific mission to train judges.


Judicial Ethics Simulation Based Training, Stephen M. Simon, Maury S. Landsman Jul 1995

Judicial Ethics Simulation Based Training, Stephen M. Simon, Maury S. Landsman

Law and Contemporary Problems

The Judicial Ethics Education Project trains trial judges to be aware of ethical issues that arise in the trial process. The goal of the project, which employs case simulations that raise ethical and management issues requiring immediate attention during the course of a trial, is to provide sitting judges with a basis on which to make similar decisions during trials.


Information Technology And Legal Ethics: Expanding The Teaching And Understanding Of Legal Ethics Through The Creation Of A New Generation Of Electronic Reference Materials, Roger C. Cramton, Peter W. Martin Jul 1995

Information Technology And Legal Ethics: Expanding The Teaching And Understanding Of Legal Ethics Through The Creation Of A New Generation Of Electronic Reference Materials, Roger C. Cramton, Peter W. Martin

Law and Contemporary Problems

Cramton and Martin present a very brief summary of the inward-looking elements of the Cornell Law School prorgam to improve the basic required course in professional ethics and to encourage the pervasive teaching of the subject throughout the law curriculum. The Cornell program focuses on the preparation and dissemination of electronic material on legal ethics on a state-by-state basis.


New Horizons In The Role Of Law Schools In Teaching Legal Ethics, Robert F. Drinan Jul 1995

New Horizons In The Role Of Law Schools In Teaching Legal Ethics, Robert F. Drinan

Law and Contemporary Problems

Legal Ethics became a required course in the late 1970s; however, the requirement of this course both helped and hindered the development of the status of legal ethics as a respected discipline. The role of law schools in teaching legal ethics is explored.


Ethics With An Attitude: Comments On New Directions For Keck Philanthropy, Timothy P. Terrell Jul 1995

Ethics With An Attitude: Comments On New Directions For Keck Philanthropy, Timothy P. Terrell

Law and Contemporary Problems

Terrell asserts that the W. M. Keck Foundation should turn its attention to a different set of challenges and opportunities involving legal ethics and the future of the legal profession. The education emphasis for the foundation should shift to the busy practitioner.


Annotated Bibliography Of Educational Materials On Legal Ethics, Deborah L. Rhode Jul 1995

Annotated Bibliography Of Educational Materials On Legal Ethics, Deborah L. Rhode

Law and Contemporary Problems

Rhode presents an annotated bibliography that includes references to written and audiovisual materials for legal ethics courses and curricular integration projects.


Journal Staff Jul 1995

Journal Staff

Law and Contemporary Problems

No abstract provided.


Foreword, J. Dennis Hynes Apr 1995

Foreword, J. Dennis Hynes

Law and Contemporary Problems

No abstract provided.