Ethics in Legal Education

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Long title: 
Ethics in Legal Education: High Roads and Low Roads, Mazes and Motorways
Author(s): 
Brownsword, Roger
Publication: 
The Law Teacher
Volume number: 
33
Issue number: 
3
Year: 
1999
First page number: 
269
Last page number: 
283
Country: 
UK

This is one of six articles collected into a Special Issue of the Law Teacher on Ethics in Legal Education, published in 1999.
Roger Brownsword, recognising the different interests within the academic community, explores the different reasons why law schools might choose to address the issue of legal ethics. He identifies four routes by which academics may come to the conclusion that students should be exposed to ethics and morality within their undergraduate programmes. These he describes as "legal idealism", "intersectionism", "contextualism", and "liberalism". Identifying two of these as "high" roads and two as "low" roads, he explores the consequences of the different motivations for the task of designing courses and for the inevitable task of responding to students reluctant to enter this domain.

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