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Mercer's Legal Profession Course

During the 2012 Educating Tomorrow’s Lawyers Conference, Professor Daisy Hurst Floyd discussed Mercer University School of Law’s Legal Profession course, which is a first-year, three-credit required class that emphasizes professional identity formation. The Legal Profession course is a companion,...

Students Reflecting on Ethical Decisions

During the 2012 Educating Tomorrow’s Lawyers Conference, Professor David Thomson presented on his Discovery Law course, which he has taught at the University of Denver for 20 years. Professor Thompson explained how his “whole-course simulation” model works, involving mock litigation and students...

Student Teams as Experts in Administrative Law

At the 2012l Educating Tomorrow’s Lawyers conference, Professor Roberto Corrada discussed in some detail the particulars of both upper level simulation classes that he teaches, one in labor law and the other in administrative law. In this video, he describes the simulation model he uses in...

Simulations Have a Unique Course of Their Own

At the 2012 Educating Tomorrow’s Lawyers conference, Professor Roberto Corrada discussed in some detail the particulars of both upper-level simulation courses that he teaches, one in labor law and the other in administrative law. In this video, he describes that the simulation is not completely...

Survey on Students' Legal Skills

At the 2012 Educating Tomorrow’s Lawyers conference, Professor William Henderson presented on Indiana University Maurer School of Law’s first-year professionalism course. Professor Henderson's surveys focused on the professionalism skills held by his students, including those skills not...

Washington and Lee's Third Year All Experiential Program

At the 2012 Educating Tomorrow’s Lawyers Conference, Professor James Moliterno gave an account of Washington and Lee University School of Law’s Third Year All Experiential Education Program, a major reform of the third year of legal education. While maintaining the good components of the first and...

St. Thomas School of Law's Faith-Based Model

At the 2012 Educating Tomorrow's Lawyers Conference, several deans and professors from ETL consortium schools discussed entire-law-school-focused curriculum aimed at integrating professionalism in the classroom. In this video, Professor Jerome Organ describes some key elements that make up the...

Sturm College of Law's Curricular Changes

At the 2012 Educating Tomorrow's Lawyers Conference, Dean Martin J. Katz of the University of Denver Sturm College of Law discussed recent curricular changes at his school that began in 2009, with faculty adoption of the law school’s strategic plan, including a commitment to modern learning. In...

Effective Methods for Teaching Professionalism

At the 2012 Educating Tomorrow’s Lawyers Conference, Dr. Matthew Wynia, Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases at the University of Chicago Hospital and Director of both the Institute for Ethics and the Center for Patient Safety for the American Medical...

Clients Value Higher-Level Skills

At the 2012 Educating Tomorrow’s Lawyers Conference, Professor William Henderson from the Indiana University Maurer School of Law presented data related to the changing nature of the legal profession and the implications of that change for law schools. In this video, he describes how law schools...

Carnegie Integration

Bill Sullivan is the Founding Director of Educating Tomorrow's Lawyers and was lead author of the 2007 Carnegie Foundation report, Educating Lawyers . In this video from the 2012 ETL Conference, he addresses how law schools can best integrate the third Carnegie Apprenticeship, professionalism, into...

Formational Pedagogies

At the 2012 Educating Tomorrow's Lawyers Conference, many presenters emphasized the importance of placing students in learning environments where they are encouraged to act in the role of a lawyer and given room to identify and address ethical quandaries that often arise in practice, such as...

Professional Identity Is More Than Professional Responsibility

Professional identity formation goes beyond ethics or professional responsibility. Professional identity formation is a much broader concept about what it means to be a lawyer in today’s world—and before that, what it means to be a law student. In this video, Professor David Thomson of the...