Providing ethics learning opportunities throughout the legal curriculum

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Robertson, Michael. 2009. "Providing ethics learning opportunities throughout the legal curriculum." Legal Ethics. 12 (1), pp. 59-76.
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Providing ethics learning opportunities throughout the legal curriculum

ERA Journal ID33573
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AuthorRobertson, Michael
Journal TitleLegal Ethics
Journal Citation12 (1), pp. 59-76
Number of Pages18
Year2009
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Place of PublicationOxford, United Kingdom
ISSN1460-728X
Web Address (URL)http://www.hartpub.co.uk
Abstract

This article revisits the idea of 'pervasive ethics' and proposes a model that makes it possible to provide law students with legal ethics learning opportunities throughout the law school curriculum. The key to the proposal is an underlying commitment to co-ordinated 'whole-of-curriculum' design in law school teaching in the interests of maximising law students' learning. The article also suggests how curriculum-wide ethics learning objectives might be formulated, the idea of an 'ethics learning activity' and possible criteria for assessment in this important area.

Keywordslegal ethics; student learning; law schools
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020390107. Humanities and social sciences curriculum and pedagogy (excl. economics, business and management)
500105. Legal ethics
489999. Other law and legal studies not elsewhere classified
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