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Professor Brent Cotter granted Fellowship in Legal Ethics and Professionalism Research

U of S professor Brent Cotter, along with professors Devlin and Downie from the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University, have been awarded the Chief Justice of Ontario Fellowship in Legal Ethics and Professionalism Research for the 2012-13 term. This distinguished group of researchers plans to use the $15,000 of fellowship funding to develop and disseminate a number of educational videos on the topic of “ethics” to law schools and the legal profession.

“Professors Devlin and Downie and I are honoured to have been selected,” said Cotter. “It will enable us to develop a set of five professionally produced vignettes of ‘ethical dilemmas’ in situations commonly encountered by lawyers, for use in law schools, bar admissions courses and in professional development programs for lawyers.”

The five videos, covering a range of themes from confidentiality to access to justice, will be designed to be suitable for both law students and practitioners and are scheduled to be completed by May 2013.