Monday, July 20, 2009

Workshop on Teaching Legal Ethics: Save The Date Nov. 6-8, 2009

Posted by Alan Childress

Thanks to Clark Cunningham, professor in legal ethics at Georgia State University, we pass along the announcement below on a Fall 09 workshop in Georgia of interest to our readers.  Note that the workshop is open not just to law profs but also to practitioners with an interest in ethics training.  Also the link to the National Institute for Teaching Ethics & Professionalism (NIFTEP) is here.

The conference info is: 

The Fall 2009 workshop of the National Institute for Teaching Ethics and Professionalism (NIFTEP) will take place on Friday, November 6 - Sunday, November 8 at the Red Top Mountain Lodge, located 40 miles northwest of Atlanta.

NIFTEP was founded in 2005 as a consortium of five nationally-recognized university centers on ethics and professionalism. It conducts national workshops that bring together leading academics and practitioners involved in promoting the teaching of ethics and professionalism. Attendance at these highly participatory events is limited to invited speakers and to those selected to be NIFTEP Fellows. Fellowships are typically granted either to full-time law professors who teach legal ethics or to practitioners actively involved in ethics CLE education and professionalism programs.  However, any person committed to promoting ethics and professionalism may apply.  Fellows are reimbursed for their travel expenses and there is no charge for the workshop.

Fellowship applications are not yet available, but will open on the NIFTEP website beginning August 17, 2009:
[or Google NIFTEP].  We expect to begin reviewing applications on September 11, 2009, and to make selection decisions by September 25.  (Prior NIFTEP Fellows are welcome to apply for this workshop.) 

Though the Fall 2009 workshop program has not yet been finalized, previous workshop programs are available on the NIFTEP website. 

If you wish to receive an email reminder when the application is available, please contact NIFTEP Deputy Director Charlotte Alexander at, put "NIFTEP MAILING LIST" in the subject line, and include your contact information in the body of the email message.

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