Learning of ethics is not always regarded as something important in the law curriculum, but it is crucial to the education of future lawyers in Albania. Teaching ethics in law schools is necessary to deal with public perception about the legal profession but also the role and place a future lawyer plays within the entire legal system. As a result, it is thus important that law students are provided with the necessary tools to go through the process of lawyer-ing based on high values and cultivate their autonomy to make the right decisions as professionals.
This lecture was organized at the Faculty of Law at the University of Tirana in Albania with the participation of legal experts from judiciary and professors from the Faculty but also members of the European Legal Research and Training Network in Albania. The lecture stroke a balance of the situation of the today student and their relationship with the ethical rules but also the ethical application in practice in Albania with the aim to provide students with a better understanding about the importance of ethical values and their implementation.
The main purpose of this lecture was not only to address the main issues regarding the ethical rules and virtues a future lawyer must own but also to raise awareness about the ways they can improve ethical quality in their country. By providing students with an underlying rationale about the professional ethics and its nature this event’s main objective was to assist them raising the right questions about behavioral issues and leave room for them to reflect on how to tackle these same issues on a long term.