ERIC Number: ED296936
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
Ethics on Trial: Teacher's Guide for Secondary Schools.
Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Association, Inc., Arlington, VA.
Students' understanding of lawyers and the legal system may be increased through the five law-related ethical issues presented in this document. Legal ethics is defined as: (1) the minimum standard of professional conduct in daily legal situations; and (2) a lawyer's broader responsibility to society. The ethical issues are presented in three segments and through a review of actual law cases which include: (1) preserving clients' confidences and defending wealthy drug smugglers; (2) mandating pro-bono service and allowing advertising for legal services; and (3) disciplining incompetent lawyers. Included in the guide for each segment are a discussion of issue(s); a summary with background information; the key points; optional case studies with the court decisions; the reasonings; and the citations provided. A 14-item annotated bibliography is included. (DJC)
Descriptors: Ethical Instruction, Ethics, Law Related Education, Lawyers, Legal Problems, Legal Responsibility, Moral Values, Secondary Education, Secondary School Curriculum, Social Studies
WETA-TV, Educational Activities, P.O. Box 2626, Washington, DC 20013 ($2.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Robert J. Kutak Foundation, Omaha, NE.
Authoring Institution: Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Association, Inc., Arlington, VA.
Note: A videocassette accompanies the teacher's guide.