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Keeping It Real: Using Facebook Posts To Teach Professionalism And Professional Responsibility, Anna P. Hemingway Dec 2012

Keeping It Real: Using Facebook Posts To Teach Professionalism And Professional Responsibility, Anna P. Hemingway

Anna P. Hemingway

This Article examines how Facebook posts can be used to teach professionalism and professional responsibility in law schools. By providing graphic Facebook examples, it demonstrates and discusses the need to include instruction on professionalism and professional responsibility as the concepts relate to social networking. The Article suggests that today’s Generation Y law students develop and define their professionalism ideals and understand their professional responsibility, in part, in conjunction with the development of their online personas and their use of Facebook. It provides an in-depth analysis of four Facebook posts made by lawyers, clients, judges, and law students. It proposes ...