Teaching Law & Ethics in a Global Context

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National Institute for Teaching Ethics & Professionalism Spring 2011 Workshop
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NIFTEP
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Tiffany Roberts Deputy Director, National Institute for Teaching Ethics & Professionalism
Country: 
USA

Workshop themes:

What can law teachers and practitioners in one country learn from what is being done in other countries to develop innovative and effective ways of teaching ethics and professionalism?
How can teaching ethics and professionalism address practicing law in an increasingly global context?

Friday
12:30 p.m. Lunch (Room 247, Board of Governors’ Room)
2:00 p.m. Welcome and Introduction to the Workshop (Dean Thomas Mengler or Associate Dean Thomas Berg and Clark Cunningham)
2:15 p.m. The Skeptics – The Conventional Wisdom About Moral Development and Professional Education in Law School (Neil Hamilton)
2:30 p.m. Can Ethics be Taught? A Look at the Evidence (Muriel Bebeau, followed by a brief response from Neil Hamilton and questions)
3:25 p.m. Brief Introduction Regarding Mission and Intentionality in Culture (Jerry Organ)
3:30 p.m. University of St. Thomas School of Law Mentor Externship Program: Goals and Structure (Assistant Dean Lisa Brabbit)
3:50 p.m. University of St. Thomas School of Law Mentor Externship Program: Panel Discussion (law students, alumni, and mentors)

Saturday
9:00 a.m. Carolyn (Carrie) Kaas, “Professionalism and Professional Identity Formation: The Unifying Theme of a Diverse Externship Program”
9:45 a.m. John Steele, Carol Langford & Justin Wilson, “Ethical Issues: the View from Inside a Large Law Firm”
10:15 a.m. Clark Cunningham, “Using Cloud-based Case Management Software to Teach Professional Responsibility”
11:00 a.m. Lorne Sossin, Dean, Osgood Hall Law School (by video link), “Canadian Initiatives for Teaching Legal Ethics and Promoting Professionalism”
11:20 a.m. Allan (Hutch) Hutchinson and Chantal Morton, “Osgoode's Required 1st Year Course: Ethical Lawyering in a Global Community”
12:10 p.m. Adam Dodek, "Teaching Legal Ethics to 1st Year Canadian Law Students"
4:30 p.m. Bobbi Jo Boyd, “Name That Sanction!”
5:30 p.m. Robert Rosen, “Law Without Walls at the University of Miami School of Law”
6:00 p.m. Andrew Pirie, “Integrating Ethical Issues into Other Courses”
6:30 p.m. Small group discussions
7:15 p.m. Sande Buhai, “Teaching Ethical Issues through a Simulated Client Meeting”

Sunday
9:00 a.m. Teaching Legal Ethics Using Comparative Materials: Paul Paton (chair), Davalene Cooper, Katerina Lewinbuk, and Judith Maute
11:00 a.m. Small group discussions
11:45 a.m. Concluding session

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