It Happened to Me: Sharing Personal Value Dilemmas to Teach Professionalism and Ethics

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Author(s): 
Oseid, Julei A.
Publication: 
Legal Writing: The Journal of the Legal Writing Instituite
Volume number: 
12
Year: 
2006
First page number: 
105
Last page number: 
140

This article builds on prior scholarship which recognizes the value of storytelling in teaching legal ethics. The thesis is that sharing personal value dilemmas is an even more effective way to teach legal ethics, coining the term value dilemma to describe the myriad dilemmas that lawyers face during all stages of their careers. The article details the steps required to create and present effective value dilemmas in a Lawyering Skills class.