Michael Holdsworth and Dr. Ben Kotzee presented a paper entitled “Virtues and Values in the Professions” at the Summer 2014 Workshop of the National Institute for Teaching Ethics and Professionalism (NIFTEP), held at the City University School of Law, London, from 8 – 10 July 2014. NIFTEP is a consortium of six US centres studying ethics in the legal profession:
• The Louis Stein Center for Law & Ethics at Fordham University
• The Center for Legal Ethics and Professionalism at Mercer University School of Law
• The Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough Center on Professionalism at the University of South Carolina
• The W. Lee Burge Endowment for Law & Ethics at Georgia State Law
• The Holloran Center for Ethical Leadership in the Professions at the University of St. Thomas School of Law
• The Center on the Global Legal Profession at the Maurer School of Law at Indiana University-Bloomington
Holdsworth and Kotzee presented early results from the Virtues and Values in the Professions project at the workshop.
Immediately following the NIFTEP workshop (on 10th July), Holdsworth presented a paper entitled "Balancing Risk: Values, Regulation and Oversight in the Legal Services Sector", written jointly with Dr. Luca Badini, Dr. Tian Qiu, and Prof. Hywel Thomas at the 6th annual International Legal Ethics Conference (ILEC) also held at City University Law School.