NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR TEACHING ETHICS AND PROFESSIONALISM (NIFTEP)
Web Site: http://law.gsu.edu/niftep/
The National Institute for Teaching Ethics and Professionalism (NIFTEP) was established in 2005 as a consortium of the following five nationally-recognized centers on ethics and professionalism:
NIFTEP workshops are co-sponsored by the American Bar Association Standing Committee on Professionalism and the Georgia Chief Justice's Commission on Professionalism.
NIFTEP conducts annual workshops that bring together leading academics and practitioners involved in promoting the teaching of ethics and professionalism. Participants in NIFTEP workshops are designated NIFTEP Fellows. Although fellowships are typically granted either to full-time law professors who teach legal ethics or to practitioners actively involved in ethics CLE education and professionalism programs, any person committed to promoting ethics and professionalism may apply. Fellows are reimbursed for their travel expenses; there is no charge for the Workshops. Click here for details on the costs that are reimbursed by NIFTEP.
If you wish to be placed on an electronic mailing list to receive updates from NIFTEP and a notice when the application for each workshop is available, please send an email to NIFTEP Deputy Director Charlotte Alexander: firstname.lastname@example.org . Put "NIFTEP MAILING LIST" in the subject line and place your contact details in the text of the email message.
NEXT WORKSHOP ON TEACHING ETHICS AND PROFESSIONALISM
The Sping 2009 workshop of the National Institute for Teaching Ethics and Professionalism (NIFTEP) will be held on March 19-21, 2010 at Red Top Mountain State Park and Lodge in Cartersville, Georgia, 40 miles northwest of Atlanta. Applications for the Spring 2010 workshop are now closed.
Red Top Mountain Lodge
The Fall 2010 NIFTEP workshop will be held on November 12-14, 2010. Applications will not open until sometime after August at the same time that the Fall workshop themes are announced.
Click here for information on past NIFTEP workshops, including webcasts.
ADDITIONAL NIFTEP PROJECTS:
INTERNATIONAL WEBSITE PILOT PROJECT
NIFTEP is developing a website intended to become the primary online gathering place and clearinghouse for an international community of ethics teachers, scholars, and practitioners. We hope that the site will act as an organizing tool for efforts to change the culture of legal education and to increase the emphasis on ethics and professionalism education across jurisdictions and throughout law schools’ curricula.
INNOVATIVE METHODS FOR TEACHING ETHICS AND PROFESSIONALISM
Presented June 12, 2006 at the ASSOCIATION OF AMERICAN LAW SCHOOLS Conference on New Ideas for Law School Teachers.
EMPIRICAL METHODS FOR MEASURING EFFECTIVENESS OF INNOVATION
NIFTEP ADVISORY BOARD:
Clark D. Cunningham, W. Lee Burge Professor of Law & Ethics
W. Lee Burge Endowment for Law & Ethics
Georgia State University College of Law
Jerome Organ , Assistant Director
Holloran Center for Ethical Leadership in the Professions
University of St. Thomas School of Law
Avarita Hanson, Executive Director
Georgia Chief Justice's Commission on Professionalism
Longan, William Augustus Bootle Chair in Ethics & Professionalism
Center for Legal Ethics & Professionalism
Mercer University School of Law
L. Rhode, Ernest W. McFarland Professor of Law
Stanford Law School
E. Montgomery, Director
The Nelson, Mullins, Riley & Scarborough Center on Professionalism
University of South Carolina School of Law
Jessi Tamayo, Associate Director
Louis Stein Center for Law & Ethics
Fordham University School of Law
F. Wright, Jr.
Chair, ABA Standing Committee on Professionalism, and
Executive Director, North Carolina Chief Justice's Commission on Professionalism
NIFTEP Deputy Director
National Award for Innovation & Excellence in Teaching Professionalism
Burge Endowment for Law & Ethics at the Georgia State University College of Law