University of Denver

Truth or Myth: Law Students Are Ethically Formed When They Enter School

Former Senior Director

Professor Ben Madison (view his course portfolio here) argues that students continue to develop "ethical traits and values" while in law school and that professors should not take a "hands-off" approach.

What we, as professors, are doing is encouraging students to think and develop their own system. By excluding discussion of ethical values, and failing to recognize their importance in the student's life, a professor deprives students some of the most important lessons they should learn before practice.