Saturday, October 28, 2006

reporting, not "ratting"

Rat It was recently suggested to me that a significant number of law students would refuse to support the school's honor code, due to a pervasive sense that it would be worse to "rat each other out." This is disturbing news, if it is accurate, for the future of a self-policing profession.

That's why I was so favorably impressed by the orientation materials used at Georgia State University College of Law to teach professionalism to its entering students. Not only do the hypotheticals ask students to identify possible ethical violations, they pose questions about reporting violations.

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