In addition to sponsoring public lectures and symposia, Society and the Professions creates a close association between undergraduate students and visiting practitioners by holding ethics institutes as part of its courses. For a two-day period, students engage in an intensive schedule of seminars with visiting professionals.
The institutes also bring nationally recognized scholars (in each field) to Washington and Lee. These visiting lecturers engage in classroom discussion and deliver a public lecture. At the end of each academic year the text of these lectures is published and distributed to interested alumni, friends and libraries throughout the United States. Further information on this program is available from the director, Professor Gregory Cooper.