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Recent Developments and Future Directions in the Study of Behavioral Legal Ethics (Program)

Catherine Gage O’Grady, University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law (US); Jane Moriarty, Duquesne University School of Law (US); Molly Wilson, PhD, St. Louis University School of Law (US); and Tigran Eldred, New England Law | Boston (US)

Moderator: Alice Woolley, University of Calgary School of Law (Canada)

Recent Developments and Future Directions in the Study of Behavioral Legal Ethics

This will explore recent developments and future directions in the study of behavioral legal ethics and its application to the professional practice of law. Panelists will discuss how unconscious biases, self-deception, and situational dynamics impact lawyers' ethical decision making, behavior, and professional identity. In addition, the panel will explore the unique ways that behavioral legal ethics principles impact new lawyers, examine the way ethical cultures and infrastructures differ between different legal practice settings and different jurisdictions, and suggest how insights from behavioral science can be harnessed to promote ethical professionalism in a wide variety of practice settings.

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