Title

Birthing the Lawyer: The Impact of three years of law school on law students in the National University of Singapore

Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

12-2010

Abstract

This article examines the impact of law school and legal education on the moral and professional identities of law students through surveys and interviews of law students from the Class of 2010 at the National University of Singapore. Questions were asked to ascertain how students viewed the relationship between their personal convictions and professionalism, what they thought of lawyers and the work they would do as lawyers in future, student's opinions as to law's relationship with justice, morality and other social phenomena, and students' expectations of legal education. This article seeks to increase consciousness of how law school is remaking students and developing the moral and professional identities of future lawyers, and to facilitate conversation that reshapes legal education to achieve its aims.

Discipline

Asian Studies | Legal Education

Research Areas

Law, Society and Governance

Publication

Singapore Journal of Legal Studies

Volume

2010

Issue

2

First Page

417

Last Page

458

ISSN

0218-2173

Publisher

National University of Singapore Faculty of Law

Additional URL

http://law.nus.edu.sg/sjls/current.asp

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