The Ethical Obligations of Lawyers, Law Students and Law Professors Telling Stories on Web Logs
Anna P. Hemingway
Widener University - Commonwealth Law School
The Law Teacher: The International Journal of Legal Education, Vol. 41, p. 287, 2007
Widener Law School Legal Studies Research Paper No. 09-22
This article examines how blogging has developed and considers the ethics of blogging and its impact on the legal profession. It examines blog entries from lawyers, law professors and law students and suggests that the rules of the Bar may be colliding with the manner of online storytelling occurring by legal professionals. The article takes an in-depth look at how blogging has impacted legal education and the relationship between faculty and students. It proposes ways in which incorporating blogging assignments into law school courses can assist students in developing ethical story-telling on web logs.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 21
Keywords: Ethics, professionalism, blogging, story-telling, legal education
JEL Classification: K1
Date posted: September 16, 2009 ; Last revised: July 23, 2015
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