Professionalism in higher education:important not only for lawyers


This article considers how, in light of the changing legal profession and higher education, academia could address professionalism training. The authors put forward an argument that, if professionalism is to be understood as a set of skills, values and attitudes required for any lawyer, it is now a good time to consider how these could be taught and assessed in law and non-law degrees. The formation of professional values and attitudes is a long process that continues throughout a person’s life. The earlier students are exposed to professional values, attitudes and skills, the better the quality of service these future lawyers will provide to the public. Taking into account the Legal Education and Training Review (LETR) recommendations, the article suggests some practical ways as to how professionalism could be developed in higher education.

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Divisions: College of Business and Social Sciences > Aston Business School
Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Teacher trainer on 31/01/2014, available online:
Full Text Link: http://www.tand ... 400.2013.875303
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PURE Output Type: Special issue
Published Date: 2014
Published Online Date: 2014-01-31
Authors: Dagilyte, Egle
Coe, Peter (ORCID Profile 0000-0002-6036-4127)



Version: Accepted Version

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