The FASPE Law program offers an approach to ethics and continuing professional education that differs from the usual classroom experience by providing a holistic curriculum that looks beyond the specifics of the formal rules of ethics. FASPE grounds its approach to current ethical problems in everyday practice through a careful examination of the role played by German lawyers and judges between 1933 and 1945, underscoring the reality that moral codes governing the legal profession can break down or be distorted with devastating consequences. Having demonstrated the power held by the legal profession (and its practitioners), FASPE addresses ethical issues now facing legal institutions and individual lawyers and judges.
The FASPE CLE course (which is eligible for ethics credits) provides a brief review of the legal profession in Germany—first, prior to 1933 and, then, during the Nazi period. The program is based on interactive case presentations that, by engaging those in attendance (in person or by video), provide interesting perspectives on ethics in the modern practice of law.
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