Developing Professional Judgment




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Long title: 
Developing Professional Judgment: Law School Innovations in Response to the Carnegie Foundation's Critique of American Legal Education
Chapter author(s): 
Cunningham, Clark D.
Alexander, Charlotte
Chapter author(s)' contact information: 
Cunningham: http://law.gsu.edu/ccunningham/ Alexander: http://robinson.gsu.edu/fac_db/displayuser.aspx?ref=name&firstname=Charlotte&lastname=Alexander
Book title: 
The Ethics Project in Legal Education
Book editor(s): 
Robertson, Michael
Corbin, Lillian
Bartlett, Francesca
Tranter, Kieran
Book type: 
Treatise
Page number: 
79-101
Publisher: 
London: Routledge-Cavendish
Year: 
2010
Place of publication: 
London
Country: 
UK

In 2007, the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching issued a book-length report on American legal education: Educating Lawyers: Preparation for the Profession of Law. This work in progress, to be published as a book chapter, first summarizes the Carnegie Report, its call for reform in American legal education, and its focus on the development of professional judgment. It then discusses concepts from the field of moral psychology that have been used in other American professional schools to assess how schools teach and students learn professional judgment and applies those concepts to the Report”s critique of the conventional American approach to teaching legal ethics. The chapter concludes by highlighting innovative approaches to teaching ethics and professionalism that three American law schools have implemented since the Carnegie Report and analyzes them using these concepts from moral psychology.

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