In recent years, there have been many public and private, formal and informal complaints about the behavior of lawyers. Moreover, lawyers' tenuous reputation for honesty and integrity has been tarnished by recent, well-publicized scandals. The public, as well as members of the bench and bar, have further decried a decline in attorney professionalism. More than once, it has been suggested that in some way, failings of law schools are to blame. In response to these observations about the professional behavior of lawyers and as a result of the author's experiences of teaching a traditional, Socratic-method Professional Responsibility class for many years, the author decided to focus concentrated efforts on redesigning the Professional Responsibility course.
The Journal of the Legal Profession
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Lois R. Lupica,
Professional Responsibility Redesigned: Sparking a Dialogue Between Students and the Bar,
J. Legal Prof.
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