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The Moser Initiative Matching Challenge

The Moser Initiative, now in its second year, is already having a significant impact. New courses on ethics and “how and why lawyers get into trouble” are being offered. A “roving professor” pilot project has started under which experienced ethics professors are available to come into other professors’ course to focus greater attention on professionalism issues. New emphasis is being given at Orientation for entering students on ethics concerns. In addition, the law school has started a new program to provide professionalism skills training programs for practitioners.

The Moser Family has issued a $250,000 matching challenge to other philanthropic supporters. Additional funding through the match could allow for some or all of the following:

  • Involvement in projects to respond to the access to justice crisis;
  • Professional development training programs for practitioners;
  • Development of new approaches to teaching ethics, professionalism, leadership and practice-based skills training—including teamwork, case studies, simulation, creative problem-solving and greater use of practitioners with appropriate expertise and experience;
  • Increased ethics-related externship opportunities for students;
  • Increased faculty and student research relating to ethics, legal profession reform and improved access to justice;
  • Conferences to facilitate national debate and discussion on issues relating to these same topics;
  • Involvement in professionalism and leadership projects jointly with other professional schools at the University of Maryland, Baltimore and the Carey School of Business at Johns Hopkins.


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