Mission Statement

The mission of the International Association of Legal Ethics is to promote teaching, research, vocational training programs, and policy initiatives concerning legal ethics. In support of that mission, the Association:

  • Advances efforts to enhance the study, teaching, and awareness of ethical issues in law schools, legal practice, and continuing legal education programs;
  • Sponsors a rotating international conference;
  • Sponsors and collaborates with other conferences and colloquial concerning legal ethics;
  • Links scholars with international journals, such as Legal Ethics, that publish in the field;
  • Actively promotes national or local legal ethics initiatives in countries where the field is an emerging or underdeveloped discipline; and
  • Collaborates with lawyers’ professional associations, nonprofit groups, and funding agencies to further Association priorities.