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Center for Ethical Formation

Center for Renewal Studies


Center Initiatives

Thought Leadership. The 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 by promoting how law professors can learn to teach within both cognitive and affective paradigms. In this effort, the Center has worked with individual professors to incorporate ethical formation instruction into their doctrinal teaching. The Center also provides continuing legal education (CLE) courses on ethical formation and the legal profession.

Mentoring Program. The Center pairs incoming first-year students with practicing legal professionals who embody integrity and strong moral character. Mentors assist students in preparing for the challenges of the legal profession and in developing a moral compass.

Event Programming. The Center sponsors presentations and panels on topics related to ethical decision-making, professional identity development, and character formation all relevant to real-life practice settings.