University of Denver

Professionalism Oath Exercise - Contracts I and II

This first year Contracts course, taught in a two-course sequence at Washburn University School of Law, emphasizes professionalism and the importance of integrity in the practice of law. As a reminder of these values, Professor Michael Hunter Schwartz asks students to draft their own “Oath of Professionalism” by which they will abide throughout their participation in the course. After every student submits their oath, Professor Schwartz chooses the best of those submitted, has a judge swear in the students by the chosen oath, and then asks students to align their conduct as law students accordingly.