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Submitted by Clark Cunningham on Tue, 07-05-2016
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International Association of Legal Ethics
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The mission of the International Association of Legal Ethics is to promote teaching, research, vocational training programs, and policy initiatives concerning legal ethics. In support of that mission, the Association:
advances efforts to enhance the study, teaching, and awareness of ethical issues in law schools, legal practice and continuing legal education programs;
sponsors a rotating international conference;
sponsors and collaborates with other conferences and colloquia concerning legal ethics;
links scholars with international journals such as Legal Ethics that publish in the field;
actively promotes national or local legal ethics initiatives in countries where the field is an emerging or underdeveloped discipline; and
collaborates with lawyers’ professional associations, nonprofit groups, and funding agencies to further Association priorities.
History of IAOLE
At the conclusion of the 2010 International Legal Ethics conference (ILECIV), conference attendees gathered to discuss whether they wanted to create a new organization. Those attending this meeting overwhelming supported the idea of creating a new organization – the International Association of Legal Ethics (IAOLE). Professor Deborah Rhode, the Conference Coordinator for ILEC IV which was held in Stanford, California, USA, volunteered to look into this issue further and asked for volunteers for a steering committee that would work with her on this issue. After circulating draft documents, the steering committee approved in 2010 the organization’s mission statement, bylaws, a list of officers and directors, and a draft letter to colleagues inviting them to join the association. Professor Deborah Rhode was selected as the inaugural President of IAOLE. In 2011, the Officers and Directors approved a proposal by Professors Michele DeStefano and Renee Knake to create a Committee on Legal Ethics and Regulation Education Around the Globe (LEREG). During the 2012 ILEC V conference held in Banff, Canada, there was a brief IAOLE business meeting during which volunteers were solicited and a number of additional IAOLE committees were approved. During the business meeting, all ILEC V conference attendees were encouraged to become members of IAOLE, which is free.
For information on joining IAOLE:
For information on the next International Legal Ethics Conference, taking place July 14-16, 2016 at Fordham Law School in New York City:
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