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ERIC Number: EJ916824
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 29
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0896-5811
Reflections on Enhancing the Understanding of Law through Ethical Analysis
Levin, Murray S.
Journal of Legal Studies Education, v27 n2 p247-275 Sum-Fall 2010
There are varied approaches to incorporating the subject of ethics in the business school curriculum. The evolving process has included a debate over fundamental matters such as whether all students should be required to take a discrete course in ethics, who should be teaching ethics, and whether ethics can even be taught. The ethics subject matter has a history of association with business law and legal environment of business courses, and within the legal studies in business discipline one also finds a variety of approaches to the study of ethics. This article focuses on the pedagogy of introducing hypothetical fact problems/questions during early exposure to the topic of ethics and then later revisiting those same fact problems in connection with the study of various related business law topics (what the author refers to as "unified pedagogy"). This approach emphasizes the close relationship between ethics and law and the benefit of appreciating underlying values when learning about law. (Contains 42 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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