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2003-2004 Interfaith Speaker Series: Legal Ethics in a Post-Enron World: Religious Values as a Resource?


This series explored the extent to which religious values may serve as an invaluable guide to navigate the moral and ethical dilemmas in the "post-Enron" legal landscape.

A Regulator's Perspective (June 2004)

Conversation with:
Meyer Eisenberg, Esq. Deputy General Counsel of the Securities Exchange Commission

Reading:
Mark A. Sargent, "Lawyers in the Perfect Storm," 43 Washburn L.J. 1 (2003)
Thomas Ross, "Lawyers and Fraud: A Better Question," 43 Washburn L.J. 45 (2003)
Russell G. Pearce, "The Jewish Lawyer's Question," 27 Texas Tech L.R. 29 (1996)

An Outside Counsel's Perspective (January 2004)

Conversation:
Ezra G. Levin, Esq., Partner and Co-chair of the Kramer Levin law firm

Reading:
Nancy B. Rapoprt, "Living 'Top Down' in a 'Bottom Up' World: Musings on the Relationship Between Jewish Ethics and Legal Ethics," 75 Nebraska L. Rev. 18-36 (1999)
Robert W. Gordon, "A New Role for Lawyers?: The Corporate Counselor After Enron," in Enron: Corporate Fiascos and Their Implications (Rapoport & Dharan, eds. Foundation Press) (2004)

An "In House" Perspective (October 2003)

Conversation:
Charles R. Wall, Esq. Senior Vice President & General Counsel of Altria Group Inc.

Reading:
Jill E. Fisch & Kenneth M. Rosen, "Is There a Role for Lawyers in Preventing Future Enrons?" 48 Villanova L. Rev. 1097-1138 (2003)
Timothy L. Fort, "Religion in the Workplace: Mediating Religion's Good, Bad, and Ugly Naturally," 12 Notre Dame Journal of Law, Ethics & Public Policy 121-171 (1998)