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
Widener University Delaware Law School

Session Fees
  • 1412 Student Services Luncheon: $79.00