Educating towards ethical lawyers: a progress report

Sandford-Couch, Clare and Bainbridge, Jonathan (2015) Educating towards ethical lawyers: a progress report. The Law Teacher, 49 (3). pp. 336-352. ISSN 0306-9400

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In 2010 in a conference paper on legal education and ethics, we addressed the proposition that exempting degrees offer a unique opportunity to inculcate students with the importance of ethical considerations throughout their legal education, incorporating such considerations in an integrated academic and vocational context. The paper included a detailed analysis of the practicalities of incorporating professional legal ethics into the undergraduate exempting law degree at Northumbria University. Since 2010, there has been relatively little written from a UK perspective on incorporating teaching of legal ethics at the undergraduate stage. Here we review our progress made towards achieving that goal. The article reveals that the results have been limited; we explore the reasons for this, and consider what alternative course(s) might have been followed. As such, our experiences may offer guidance for those intending to engage with the Legal Education and Training Review (LETR) recommendations to incorporate some consideration of ethics into legal education.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: M900 Other in Law
X300 Academic studies in Education
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > Northumbria Law School
Depositing User: Becky Skoyles
Date Deposited: 07 Apr 2015 10:22
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2019 23:10

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