The primary purpose of this article is to explore the tensions which arise in persons who come to law school because they view the practice of law as an expression of their love and concern for people. In examining the underlying causes of these tensions, six related factors will be looked at: (1) the relationship between the values of traditional legal education and the support or lack of support which these values afford to the affective characteristics of students; (2) the role of one's job as a means of expressing love; (3) the role of job satisfaction in one's life; (4)the tensions between expressing love and the requirements of the rule of law; (5) the tensions between expressing love and the requirements of the Code of Professional Responsibility; and (6) the opportunity which clinical legal education affords students to learn how to integrate objective and affective values.
Steven H. Leleiko,
Love, Professional Responsibility, the Rule of Law, and Clinical Legal Education,
29 Clev. St. L. Rev.
available at http://engagedscholarship.csuohio.edu/clevstlrev/vol29/iss4/4