Sessions Information

  • January 6, 2011
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
    Session Type: Section Programs
    Session Capacity: 100
    Hotel: N/A
    Room: Mendocino
    Floor: Second Floor

    (Tickets were sold in advance of the Annual Meeting. Tickets may be purchased at On-Site Registration until 7:00 pm on Wednesday, January 5 if space is available. Tickets will not be for sale at the luncheon.)


    The bench and bar lament that law schools are graduating a generation of students whose behavior is inconsistent with key tenets of legal professionalism including civility, courtesy and collegiality.  Experts attribute the rise in uncivil conduct to a number of factors:  the paradigm shift from viewing the practice of law as a profession to an emphasis on law as business; the increase in consumerism; and, the arrival of “well-wired multitaskers,” who have grown up with a strong sense of entitlement and whose education has overemphasized privilege and individualism and undervalued character.  If law schools agree that civility is a core value of professionalism, then it follows that we must also acknowledge a shared responsibility for integrating and reinforcing notions of civility in our respective communities and curricula.  Our speaker will spark a discussion to be continued at the lunch tables about how we can encourage these core values in our students.


    Presentation of the Peter N. Kutulakis Award

Session Speakers
Organization: Widener University Delaware Law School

Session Fees
  • 1412 Student Services Luncheon: $79.00