Register for free to upload content and post comments

A user-driven online community and resource library for ethics teachers, scholars, and practitioners worldwide.

Education, Education

Submitted by Donald Nicolson on Wed,13/11/2013
Long title
‘EDUCATION, EDUCATION, EDUCATION’: LEGAL, MORAL AND CLINICAL
Author(s)
Nicolson, Donald
Author(s)' contact information
Donald Nicolson
Graham Hills Building
University of Strathclyde
50 George Street
Glasgow, G1 1QE
Phone: +44 143 667 3993
Email: donald.nicolson@strath.ac.uk
Home Page: http://www.strath.ac.uk/humanities/courses/law/staff/nicolsondonaldprof/

Publication
The Law Teacher: the International Journal of Legal Education
Volume number
42
Year
2010
First page number
145
Country
United Kingdom
Abstract
On the assumption that law schools should seek to foster a legal profession which takes ethics seriously, this article explores how it may promote the moral development of its students. Having examined how legal education currently fails in this regards, it explores competing psychological theories of moral development and argues that law schools should seek to start students on a ‘moral apprenticeship’ leading to the development of the necessary moral character to equip them for the ethical challenges of practice. The article then looks at the extent to which ideal methods for promoting moral development can be implemented given the current climate in legal education. In particular, it argues that an excellent and viable means of assisting in the process of moral character development is through student involvement in live-client clinics, particularly if they are run on an extra-curricular basis.
Status
Other
Select the option that describes the rights you hold in the attached content
I hold complete rights to all intellectual property in the attached content and have the power to grant the license, if any, that I have chosen below.
Select a license for the attached content
"Download Only": I give permission for other users to download the attached content, as long as they do not copy, distribute, repost it on the web, or alter the work in any way. (post-only permission)
Teaching Methods