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Authors' note: The Mission: Impossible reference in the title comes from a television show (CBS 1966-1973; ABC 1988-1990) and a series of major motion pictures (Paramount 1996, 2000, 2006, 2011) bearing the same name. The plot involved a team of highly trained agents called the Impossible Mission Force, or the "IMF," who fought and defeated evil wrongdoers each week using a variety of tools, "psychological manipulation" and "elaborate ruses." The parallels between the IMF and those of us committed to professionalism instruction were too ironic to ignore.


Alison Donahue Kehner and Mary Ann Robinson are assistant professors of legal methods, Widener University School of Law.

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