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The National Institute for Teaching Ethics and Professionalism (NIFTEP)
A consortium of six nationally-recognized university centers on ethics and professionalism. Clark D. Cunningham, the W. Lee Burge Professor of Law & Ethics at the Georgia State University College of Law, is the director of NIFTEP.

The National Award for Innovation and Excellence in Teaching Professionalism
(This award, co-sponsored by the American Bar Association Standing Committee on Professionalism and the Conference of Chief Justices, was given in 2004, 2005, and 2006.)

The Effective Lawyer-Client Communication Project

International Conference on the Future of Legal Education (February 20 - 24, 2008)

Clark D. Cunningham, "How Can We Give Up Our Child?" – A Practice-Based Approach to Teaching Legal Ethics, 42 Law Teacher: The International Journal of Legal Education 312 (2008) (special Issue on The Values of Common Law Legal Education)

"Smart Without Purpose" --- The Carnegie Foundation Critique of American Legal Education (abridged version of various presentations given in Australia during March and April 2007 at the Flinders, Monash, Macquarie and Griffith Law Schools)
Powerpoint presentation (to download, right click and select "save target as")
Powerpoint slides for printing (pdf fomat)

Valuing What Clients Think: Standardized Clients and the Assessment of Communicative Competence (co-authored with Karen Barton, Gregory Todd Jones & Paul Maharg), 13 Clinical Law Review 1 (2006) (presented October 28, 2005 at the 6th International Clinic Conference sponsored by UCLA Law School and the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies at the University of London)

Clark D. Cunningham, Legal Education After Law School: Lessons from England and Scotland, 33 Fordham Urban Law Journal 193 (2005).
-- Speciality Accreditation in Scotland (webcast)

Post-Qualification Training & Assessment in Scotland
-- Materials Prepared for the 2007 Winter Conference of the Professional Development Consortium

Clark D. Cunningham, How to Explain Confidentiality?, 9 Clinical Law Review 579 (2003) Click here to (1) read an on-line version with direct links for viewing videotaped simulations and other materials discussed in the article, (2) go directly to on-line viewing of the videotapes, or (3) download a pdf version of the article.

Adrian Evans & Clark D. Cunningham,Speciality Certification as an Incentive for Increased Professionalism: Lessons from Other Disciplines and Countries , 54 South Carolina Law Review 987 (Spring 2003)(contains pdf text of article and links to web site information on specialization).

The Heroes & Villains Professional Responsibility Course
-- Origin and Design of the Course (pdf excerpt from How to Explain Confidentiality?)
-- Use of Multimedia to teach Legal Ethics (2001 Video-Washington University)

Rethinking the Licensing of New Attorneys—An Exploration of Alternatives to the Bar Exam, 2004 Georgia State University Law Review Symposium
-- see also Essays on Other Lawyer Licensing Processes and Alternatives to the Bar Examination , by Clark D. Cunningham, Paul Maharg, John M. Law, Nigel Duncan, Lawerence M. Grosberg, Hon. Linda S. Dalianis, Sophie M. Sparrow, and Susan M. Case. The Bar Examiner: Volume 74, No. 4, November 2005.

Professionalism and the Certified Specialist (materials prepared for the 2004 ABA National Roundtable on Lawyer Specialty Certification)
- PowerPoint slides (pdf)
-More information on specialty certification

For further information contact:
Clark D. Cunningham
W. Lee Burge Professor of Law and Ethics
Georgia State University College of Law
P.O. Box 4037
Atlanta, GA 30302-4037
Phone: (404) 413-9168
Fax: (404) 413-9225
Email: cdcunningham@gsu.edu
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