Developing Moral Decision-making & Designing a Course That Matters

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National Institute for Teaching Ethics & Professionalism 2007 Workshop
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National Institute for Teaching Ethics & Professionalism Tiffany Roberts, Deputy Director twroberts@gsu.edu

NIFTEP conducts bi-annual workshops that bring together leading academics and practitioners involved teaching legal ethics and promoting professionalism. Workshops are cosponsored by the American Bar Association Standing Committee on Professionalism.

2007 Workshop
November 16 - 18, 2007

Program

Theme One: Development of Moral Decisionmaking and Ethical Commitment During Law School and the First Five Years of Practice

Theme Two: What Can Be Done in One Hour? How to Design a One-Hour Class or CLE Session that Makes a Difference

Friday
Overview of Workshop and Introduction of Participants
Opening Session: Clark D. Cunningham, W. Lee Burge Professor of Law & Ethics, GSU College of Law
Introduction to Theme Two: What Can Be Done in One Hour?

Saturday
Theme One: Development of Moral Decisionmaking
Patrick Longan, William Augustus Bootle Chair in Ethics and Professionalism and Director of the Mercer Center for Legal Ethics and Professionalism, Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law
Overview of Mercer's first year required course on professionalism
Neil Hamilton, Professor of Law and Director of the Holloran Center for Ethical Leadership in the Professions, University of St. Thomas School of Law & Carl J. Zahner, Henry Latimer Center for Professionalism, The Florida Bar
Clearly Defining and Assessing Professionalism
Lisa Brabbit, Assistant Dean for External Relations, University of St. Thomas School of Law
The St. Thomas Required Mentor Externship
Carol A. Needham, Professor of Law, St Louis University School of Law
Development of Moral Decisionmaking
Theme Two: What Can Be Done in One Hour?
A. James Elliott, Associate Dean, Emory University Law School
Ethics with a "Twist" (Professionalism CLE for alumni)
Avarita L. Hanson, Executive Director, Georgia Chief Justice's Commission on Professionalism
Effective Methods for Continuing Legal Education in Professionalism
Mary Lu Bilek, Associate Dean, CUNY School of Law
Demonstrating a First Year Orientation Program
Theme One: Development of Moral Decisionmaking
Timothy Floyd, Professor of Law and Director, Law & Public Service Program, Mercer University
Mercer's Law and Public Service Program
Doug Ashworth, Director of the State Bar of Georgia Transition Into Law Practice Program
Robert M. Wilcox, Associate Dean, University of South Carolina School of Law
Mentoring in the Profession

Sunday
Clark D. Cunningham, W. Lee Burge Professor of Law & Ethics, GSU College of Law Lawyers with a Moral Compass(use of documentary and cinema examples)
The Florida Bar Initiative: Meauring Outcomes (not recorded for webcasting)
General Discussion

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