Saturday, August 31, 2013
New scholarship on contemporary professionalism training in law schools from Professors Alison Kehner (Penn.) and Mary Ann Robinson (Villanova) entitled Mission: Impossible, Mission: Accomplished or Mission: Underway? A Survey and Analysis of Current Trends in Professionalism Education in American Law Schools and available at 38 U. Dayton L. Rev. 57 (2012) and here on SSRN. From the abstract:
This Article identifies common characteristics of effective professionalism instruction to provide guidance in how to design innovative professionalism instruction. After introducing the topic in Part I, Part II of this Article describes the origins and development of the professionalism education movement in American Law schools. Part III of this Article explains our methods for collecting information and identifies and summarizes the predominant trends, and provides examples of noteworthy programs or initiatives. Part IV concludes by describing our method for assessing successful programs and identifying the characteristics of effective professionalism instruction.