Lessons From Gandhi

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Long title: 
Lessons from Gandhi on Becoming a Lawyer
Author(s): 
Cunningham, Clark D.
Author(s)' contact information: 
Clark D. Cunningham Co-Vice Chair, International Bar Association Academic & Professional Development Committee Director, National Institute for Teaching Ethics & Professionalism (NIFTEP) W. Lee Burge Professor of Law and Ethics Georgia State University College of Law P.O. Box 4037 Atlanta, GA 30302-4037 Phone: (404) 413-9168 Fax: (404) 413-9225 Address for FedEx/UPS/Courier Delivery: GSU College of Law 140 Decatur Street, Suite 400 Atlanta, GA 30303 (404) 413-9000 (reception) Email: cdcunningham@gsu.edu Home Page: http://law.gsu.edu/ccunningham/ NIFTEP: http://law.gsu.edu/niftep The Burge Chair was established by an endowment from the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia, using funds collected for alleged attorney misconduct to promote ethics, professionalism, and access to justice.
Conference title: 
Transforming Legal Education
Conference location: 
Nigerian Law School
Country: 
Nigeria
Year: 
2013

As the 19th century was coming to a close an Indian merchant based in the South African port of Durban, named Dada Abdulla Sheth, filed a lawsuit in Pretoria against another group of Indian merchants. Possibly this was the most important lawsuit in history. Because of his participation in this lawsuit, an obscure and miserably unsuccessful lawyer named Mohandas Gandhi embarked on the path that transformed him into the father of Indian independence and the originator of the practice of nonviolent civil disobedience.

Attached are a draft book chapter and a powerpoint presentation that includes information about teaching legal ethics with reference to the Carnegie Report on legal education and the Four Component Model of professional conduct.

Two exccerpts from the movie, Gandhi, shown as part of the presentation, can be viewed at:
http://law.gsu.edu/ccunningham/PR/Video/VideoExcerpts.htm

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