History of the Center for Professional Ethics
In June of 1980, a two-year effort by a number of concerned individuals from Case Western Reserve University's professional schools culminated in the formal creation of the Center for Professional Ethics at Case Western Reserve University. At that time, a Professional Ethics Committee, composed of students and faculty members from the University's professional schools, convened by Robert P. Lawry, Professor at the School of Law at Case and Robert W. Clarke, then Director of the University Christian Movement, began discussing questions of personal ethics and professional responsibility that cut across professional lines. The Committee's initial purpose was to familiarize itself with the kinds of ethical issues that concerned students and faculty members engaged in professional education.
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