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2013 Legal Ethics Shmooze


The Stein Center for Law and Ethics, Touro Law Center and the Stanford Center on the Legal Profession co-sponsored the second Legal Ethics Shmooze on June 18-19, 2013 at Fordham Law School.

The Shmooze was designed to provide nationally-recognized legal ethics scholars a chance to consider and discuss emerging topics in the field. In addition to collegial interchange, its object was to promote legal ethics as an important area for future scholarship and provide ideas about where such scholarship might take us.

The participants in 2013 included the following scholars discussing draft papers titled as follows:

Panel 1 - VARIATIONS  IN LEGAL EDUCATION

  • Elizabeth Chambliss: Unbundling Legal Education: The Market for Limited Law Training
  • Rebecca Roiphe: Stratification: Two Tiers of Law Schools in Historical Context

Panel 2 - FUTURE TRENDS IN LEGAL PRACTICE

  • Benjamin Barton: A Glass Half Full: The Upside of America's Lawyer Crisis
  • Russell Pearce: The Relational Infrastructure of Law Firm Culture and Regulation: The Exaggerated Death of BigLaw (with Eli Wald)

Panel 3 - ETHICS AND PARTISANSHIP

  • Brad Wendel: Lawyers and Fidelity to Facts
  • Benjamin Zipursky: Objectivist Versus Process-Based Justifications of the Adversary System

Panel 4 - SOCIAL JUSTICE LAWYERING

  • Susan Carle: Conceptions of Agency in Scholarship on the History of Civil Rights Lawyering
  • Justin Hansford: Cause Judging

Panel 5 - VARIATIONS IN THE ATTORNEY-CLIENT RELATIONSHIP

  • Rebecca Aviel: The Joint Representation of Divorcing Spouses
  • Howard Erichson: The Problem of Settlement Class Actions

Panel 6 - ETHICS AND CODES

  • Bruce Green: Judicial Regulation of U.S. Civil Litigators
  • Samuel Levine: The Law and the "Spirit of the Law” in Legal Ethics

Panel 7 - NONLAWYER INVOLVEMENT AND INFLUENCE

  • Nora Engstrom: Lawyer Lending: Costs and Consequences
  • Dana Remus: Managing Mechanization: Technologies of Discovery and the Ethics of Advocacy
  • Deborah Rhode: Reforming American Legal Practice and Legal Education: Rethinking the Role of Nonlawyers in Delivering and Financing Legal Services

Panel 8 - LAWYERS AND DIVERSITY

  • Renee Newman Knake: Not Nominated: The Stories of Women Shortlisted to the Supreme Court
  • Eli Wald: Stoner: Capital, Equality and Pursuit of the American Dream
  • Carole Silver: Diversity in Action: The Role of Diversity in Explaining Law Students’ Fit (with Gabriele Plickert)

Panel 9 - DIFFERENT ROLES OF LAWYERS

  • Michele DeStefano: Beyond Benchmarking: How Should Law and Corporate Compliance Intersect?
  • Alice Woolley: Lawyers in Office Space: Specifying the Objective and Subjective in Legal Ethics Theory

Panel 10 - ONGOING OBLIGATIONS TO CLIENTS

  • Lara Bazelon: The Long Good-Bye: Does the Attorney-Client Relationship Ever End if the Defendant is Innocent?
  • Susan Fortney: The Role of Ethics Audits in Improving Ethical Conduct: An Empirical Study of Self-Assessment and Management-Based Regulation of Law Firms

2013 Legal Ethics Shmooze

2013 Legal Ethics Shmooze

2013 Legal Ethics Shmooze