Fall 2009 Workshop

November 6, 2009 - 4:00pm to November 8, 2009 - 12:00pm


Theme One: What explicit information and implicit messages are today’s law students and beginning lawyers receiving from popular culture, legal education and the profession about what it means to be a lawyer? How can law teachers and practitioners work together to improve that information and modify those messages, especially to promote ethics and professionalism?

Theme Two: How can we better identify in our own teaching, mentoring and supervision the implicit messages we convey about what it means to be a lawyer?

4:00 p.m. Opening reception in Lakeside Room
4:15 p.m. Clark Cunningham and Charlotte Alexander
Introduction to Workshop
4:30 p.m. Clark Cunningham
Applying the Workshop Themes to a Class Exercise
5:00 p.m. Selene Mize University of Otago (New Zealand) Faculty of Law Course: Was He Being a Good Lawyer? A Scene from Boston Legal
5:30 p.m. Paul Barrett
Keynote Address: Impressions of Lawyers and the Legal Profession That Students Bring with Them as They Enter Law School
6:10 p.m. Nancy Cook University of Minnesota Law School’s Practice and Professionalism Course: Story Exchange Exercise
7:30 p.m. Dinner
7:30 a.m. Breakfast
9:00 a.m. Clark Cunningham
Applying the Four Component Model of Moral Behavior to a Real Ethical Dilemma 
The OPM Case: What Happened
9:30 a.m. Neil Hamilton and Verna Monson
A Career Span Model of Professional Ethics: How Exemplary and Entering Attorneys Understand the Meaning of Professionalism, Research Project by Holloran Center for Ethical Leadership in the Professions, University of St. Thomas
10:30 a.m. Coffee break
10:45 a.m. Small group meetings
11:15 a.m. Paula Schaefer
University of Tennessee College of Law’s “Smart Lawyers, Stupid Decisions” Course
11:45 a.m. Amy Timmer
Mentoring Exercises from Thomas M. Cooley Law School’s Professionalism Portfolio Program - Introduction
12:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. Free Time
4:00 p.m. Afternoon reception: Nacho Station in Lakeside Room
4:30 p.m. Amy Timmer
Mentoring Exercises from Thomas M. Cooley Law School’s Professionalism Portfolio Program - Demonstration
5:00 p.m. Jerry Organ
Reflections on Implicit Messages About Lawyering: Using Examples from a Course in Property
5:30 p.m. Small group meetings
6:00 p.m. Charlotte Alexander
Introduction to the International Forum on Teaching Legal Ethics and Professionalism website
6:15 p.m. Tim Floyd
The Story of David Spaulding
7:30 p.m. Dinner 
7:30 a.m. Breakfast
9:00 a.m. Raul Esquivel
Louisiana’s New Advertising Rules
9:45 a.m. Jan Pratt and Jim Elliott
Emory University School of Law’s Values in Practice Program
10:15 a.m. Coffee Break
10:30 a.m. Small group meetings
11:15 a.m. Clark Cunningham
Workshop review, evaluation, and plans for the future
12:00 p.m. Brunch



The Hon. Lynne A. Battaglia
Steve Bennett
Barry Cohen
Nancy Cook
Benjamin P. Cooper
Dolores Dorsainvil
Raul Esquivel
Allan Hutchinson
Kevin McMunigal
Selene Mize
Janette (Jan) Pratt
Paula Schaefer
Amy Timmer

Speakers & Discussants

Charlotte Alexander
Doug Ashworth
Paul Barrett
Clark D. Cunningham
A. James Elliott
Daisy Hurst Floyd
Timothy Floyd
Neil W. Hamilton
Avarita L. Hanson
Dawn M. Jones
Patrick Longan
Verna Monson
Jerry Organ
Dennis A. Rendleman
Robert M. Wilcox