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Fishing for Values in Legal Education - Report

Submitted by Nigel Duncan on Thu, 02-28-2013
Long title
Fishing for Values in Legal Education: why should I want to introduce ethics into the LLB - and what does “ethics” mean in this context? - Report
Ferris, Graham
Duncan, Nigel
Author(s)' contact information
Graham Ferris: Nottingham Law School. Tel. +44 (0)115 848 4171

Nigel Duncan: City Law School. Tel +44 (0)207 400 3629
Conference title
Teaching Legal Ethics UK: Fishing for Values in Higher Legal Education
Conference location
Nottingham Law School
United Kingdom
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This is the third in a series of interactive workshops under the auspices of ‘Teaching Legal Ethics UK’, initiated by City Law School in collaboration with the Higher Education Academy and other law schools. This workshop will address issues raised in the Legal Education and Training Review’s Discussion Paper 02/2012: Developing the Detail, which considers the widely-expressed view that there should be some consideration of the relationship between morality and law and the values underpinning the legal system.
In particular, the workshop will consider three topics:
1. Why do we want to introduce ethics into the undergraduate law curriculum?
2. Who should we aim to serve through ethics teaching in legal education?
3. What does it mean to be teaching ethics in legal education?
These will be addressed through interactive workshops making use of participants’ experience and introducing practical examples of the concepts being considered and the learning methods which might be used to address them in different contexts.
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Very easy, as ever. I think that we might need to discuss further tags. The ones we have are very specific and do not easily address some of the values discussion which is developing importantly here (and, I suspect, elsewhere). I'll try to come up with some suggestions, but for the moment I would suggest:
values education.