Monday, August 25, 2008
Scott Fruehwald (Hofstra) has posted a new paper on SSRN, Legal Writing, Professionalism, and Legal Ethics, that offers advice on ways to incorporate ethics into the writing curriculum. From the abstract:
This article discusses how to teach professional ethics within a first-year legal writing course. We can teach ethics in legal writing without taking attention away from our basic mission of teaching legal skills by integrating ethics into everything we do and by serving as examples for our students. This paper will discuss teaching legal ethics on orientation. It will then examine legal ethics in structuring the course and setting an example. Finally, it will cover legal ethics in legal research, objective legal writing, and persuasive legal writing respectively.