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Law School Instruction in Professional Responsibility: A Curricular Paradox

Submitted by Chittam Thakore on Tue,10/11/2009
Author(s)
Pipkin, Ronald M.
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Publication
American Bar Foundation Research Journal
Volume number
1979
Year
1979
First page number
247
Last page number
275
Country
United States
Abstract
Legal ethics has recently become the focus of professional and public concern. One aspect of that concern has to do with the education and socialization of law students in professional responsibility. This study, using data from a sample of law students in diverse school settings, examines the influence of prevailing learning norms in legal education on student responses to courses in professional responsibility. The author also reviews the bases of ambiguous sentiments about the role of education in professional ethics and concludes with a discussion of the difficulties and dilemmas involved in attempts to alter the established mode of instruction.
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