Spaeth et al assert that the only reason to teach legal ethics, or professional responsibility, is to try to make the legal profession more worthy of its stated ideals. The University of Pennsylvania Law School Center on Professionalism's efforts to achieve this are discussed.
Edmund B. Spaeth et al.,
Teaching Legal Ethics: Exploring the Continuum,
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