Document Type


Publication Date

Fall 2012


This Article identifies common characteristics of effective professionalism instruction to provide guidance in how to design innovative professionalism instruction. After introducing the topic in Part I, Part II of this Article describes the origins and development of the professionalism education movement in American Law schools. Part III of this Article explains our methods for collecting information and identifies and summarizes the predominant trends, and provides examples of noteworthy programs or initiatives. Part IV concludes by describing our method for assessing successful programs and identifying the characteristics of effective professionalism instruction.


professionalism, legal education, co-curricular programming, professional identity

Publication Title

University of Dayton Law Review

Publication Citation

38 U. Dayton L. Rev. 57 (2012)