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Title: Professional Identity Formation: Working Backwards to Move the Profession Forward
Authors: Brown, Christine Cerniglia
Keywords: Legal Profession
Professional Identity
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: Loyola University New Orleans College of Law
Citation: 61 Loy. L. Rev. 313
Abstract: This Article seeks to identify core values necessary for future professionals and the need to ensure that legal education incorporates such learning objectives in order to foster this development. The traditional curriculum is not designed to analyze modern issues in our profession. Conversely, the curriculum instills habits and values antithetical to client representation and professionalism. The next generation of lawyers-the students in today's classrooms-will profoundly impact the legal profession with their keen use of technology. Students of the millennial generation possess unique skills as digital natives, but may require opportunities in legal education to address a deficit in the social skills necessary for future professionals. Millennials may offer hope for the future based on their sense of community and ideals for success. As such, legal educators should respond to ensure we model behavior we want to ultimately see in future lawyers, address the needs of our current student body, and work backwards to cultivate core values in future professionals.
ISSN: 0192-9720
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