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January 18, 2021  

The Morality of Grading on a Curve

Law school grades are curved. Why? What are they trying to measure? Do curved grades serve students? Employers? Are curved grades moral? The panel discusses these topics and more, after reading an article which presented a case study of a law school which changed its curve.

The article discussed was: Deborah Waire Post, "Power and Morality of Grading - A Case Study and a Few Critical Thoughts on Grade Normalization", 65 UMKC L. Rev. 777 (1997).

Host: Seth Trott

Panel: Schenley Kent, Tony Fernando, Jo Ann Fernando

Audio: Mohammed Saleem

Producer: Tony Fernando

January 4, 2021  

Snitches Get Stiches

What is the object of having an honor code or conduct code? Should law school honor codes have a "toleration clause", which requires a student who becomes aware of an honor code violation to report it? Should school codes be different than professional codes? Do the honor codes at the top law schools differ from the rest? The panel discusses this after having read:

Meredith C. Manuel, Snitches Get Stiches: Ditching the Toleration Clause in Law School Honor Codes, 33 Geo. J. Legal Ethics 703.

Host: Tony Fernando

Panel: Seth Trott, Jo Ann Fernando

Audio: Mohammed Saleem

Producer: Tony Fernando

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