Intrinsic values and motivations are important foundations for career satisfaction and professionalism. The research of Lawrence Krieger and Kennon Sheldon highlights factors critical to the development of intrinsic values and motivations. Our aspiration was to create courses that could stimulate such development in our law students. This article discusses the foundation and goals for our courses, describes our courses, reviews our successes and failures, and poses questions for further study. Throughout our discussion we provide anecdotal data from comments by students and the professionals with whom they worked, indicating the degree to which students seem to be incorporating the goals we set forth. Finally, we provide suggestions for professors who may wish to implement aspects of these courses to further nurture students' intrinsic values, self-confidence, and professionalism.
Janet Weinstein & Linda Morton, Interdisciplinary Problem Solving Courses as a Context for Nurturing Intrinsic Values, 13 CLINICAL L. REV. 839 (2007).