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Why teach legal ethics on undergraduate law degrees?

Duncan, N. J. (2011). Why teach legal ethics on undergraduate law degrees?. London: The City Law School of City University London.


There is a considerable debate as to whether legal ethics should be taught on undergraduate law degrees in the UK. This is a contribution to that debate which argues for such a development. It presents a series of arguments about the desirability of doing so, both from the perspective of preparing students for entry into the legal profession and from that of ensuring a critical, liberal education in law. It enters into the debate about what it is we might seek to achieve in ethics teaching.

The article presents a variety of approaches to how students might learn legal ethics, drawn from a number of countries and giving references to publications which provide more detail and insight. It concludes with a link to a new international database and forum designed to assist colleagues in these developments.

Publication Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Publisher Keywords: Legal ethics, professionalism, undergraduate studies, curriculum development, learning methods
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BJ Ethics
K Law
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Departments: The City Law School > Academic Programmes
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