This article first examines the different ways in which the MacCrate Report—the Report of the Task Force on Law Schools and the Profession: Narrowing the Gap, 1992—demonstrates the pervasiveness of legal ethics in the practice of law. Second, this article describes a set of basic principles that strongly suggest that the study of legal ethics ought to be integrated with the study of fundamental lawyering skills. Finally, this article gives a brief account of two exercises from Northwestern University School of Law’s integrated program to demonstrate the importance of a contextual introduction to legal ethics.
Robert P. Burns,
Legal Ethics in Preparation for Law Practice,
75 Neb. L. Rev.
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