The Robert P. Lawry Lecture in Legal Ethics

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The Robert P. Lawry Lecture in Legal Ethics

Fred C. Zacharias - Herzog Research Professor of Law, University of San Diego School of Law

September 26, 2007 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Fitting Lying to the Court into the Central Moral Tradition of Lawyering Should lawyers ever lie to the court? Professor Monroe H. Freedman - the modern-day guru of client-centered advocacy - recently has suggested that they sometimes should. Professor Zacharias will locate Freedman's claim within modern scholarship debating the role of lawyers. Looking to the work of legal ethicists, moral philosophers, and Bob Lawry himself, Zacharias will challenge Freedmans conclusions and, in Lawry's terms, make an effort to get the paradigm straight.

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legal ethics; Monroe H. Freedman; Fred C. Zacharias; Robert C. Lawry; client-centered advocacy; lawyers and court; lawyers and lying in court; professional responsibility; lawyers and professional responsibility


Case Western Reserve University School of Law

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