- Self-Directedness and Professional Formation: Connecting Two Critical Concepts in Legal Education (June 30, 2017).
- The Emperor Has No Clothes, But Does Anyone Really Care? How Law Schools are Failing to Develop Students’ Professional Identity and Practical Judgment
Regent University Law Review, Vol. 17, No. 2, p. 339 (2014-2015)
- Teaching Knowledge, Skills, and Values of Professional Identity Formation
Building on Best Practices: Transforming Legal Education in a Changing World (Deborah Maranville, et al., eds., Lexis 2015)
- Teaching the Newly Essential Knowledge, Skills, and Values in a Changing World
Building on Best Practices: Transforming Legal Education in a Changing World (Deborah Maranville, Lisa Radtke Bliss, Carolyn Wilkes Kaas & Antoinette Sedillo Lopez eds., 2015), chapter 6
- Is There a Paradox between Ethics and Happiness? Moral Formation for Lawyers
Regent University School of Law
Gantt & Madison, Founders of CEFLERThe Center’s faculty publish and present on the topic of professional identity formation nationwide. The Center also fosters scholarly inquiry into the pedagogy of moral formation, that is, how law professors can learn to teach within both cognitive and effective paradigms.
The Center also provides continuing legal education (CLE) courses on ethical formation and the legal profession.
Course Coursework. Core courses such as “Christian Foundations of Law” introduce students to classic texts on the nature of the law and legal ethics.
Ethical Formation. All courses, where possible, encourage students to produce critical reflection on value conflicts and ethical dilemmas, encouraging students to go beyond simply “learning the rules” of ethical practice.
Critical Reflection. Every class includes an extra period of reflection designed to explore the dynamics of moral formation and ethical legal practice in the context of virtue ethics, Natural Law, and within the biblical narrative.
Educating Tomorrow’s Lawyers (ETL)
Regent is a member of Educating Tomorrow’s Lawyers (ETL), a selective consortium of 24 law schools under the auspices of the Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System (IAALS). ETL’s goal is to facilitate and encourage best practices in legal education in order to train new lawyers to the highest standards of competence and professionalism.
The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching is committed to developing networks of ideas, individuals, and institutions to advance teaching and learning.
IAALS, the Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System, is a national, independent research center dedicated to facilitating continuous improvement and advancing excellence in the American legal system.
Civ Pro for All States
This casebook in an endeavor to apply the Three Apprenticeships suggested by the Carnegie Foundation’s 2007 report: legal analysis, practical skills, and professional identity. Additionally, it is unique because it can be used for ANY STATE!
Fellow Law School Centers:
- The Louis Stein Center for Law & Ethics at Fordham University
- The Center for Legal Ethics and Professionalism at Mercer University School of Law
- The Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough Center on Professionalism at the University of South Carolina
- The W. Lee Burge Endowment for Law & Ethics at Georgia State Law
- The National Institute for Teaching Ethics and Professionalism at Georgia State University College of Law
- The Holloran Center for Ethical Leadership in the Professions at the University of St. Thomas School of Law
- The Center on the Global Legal Profession at the Maurer School of Law at Indiana University-Bloomington
- Center for Excellence in Law Teaching (CELT) at Albany Law School