Lectures & Events

“Fitting Lying to the Court into the Central Moral Tradition of Lawyering”
The Robert P. Lawry Lecture in Legal Ethics
SEP 26, 2007
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Moot Courtroom (A59)
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 Freedman’s conclusions and, in Lawry’s terms, make an effort to “get the paradigm straight.”
Speaker Information
Fred C. Zacharias
Herzog Research Professor of Law, University of San Diego School of Law

Fred C. ZachariasProfessor Zacharias has clerked on the U.S. District Court in Philadelphia and practiced public interest law in Washington, D.C. He taught at Cornell University and George Washington University before going to the University of San Diego in 1990. He teaches and writes in the areas of constitutional law, professional responsibility and criminal procedure. Among his many scholarly articles are “The Uniqueness of Federal Prosecutors,” Georgetown Law Journal; “Waiving Conflicts of Interest,” Yale Law Journal; “Structuring the Ethics of Prosecutorial Trial Practice,” Vanderbilt Law Review; “Flowcharting the First Amendment,” Cornell Law Review; “Federalizing Legal Ethics,” Texas Law Review; and “The Politics of Torts,” Yale Law Journal. Professor Zacharias is a member of the American Law Institute. He holds a B.A. from Johns Hopkins University (1974); a J.D. from Yale University (1977); and an LL.M. from Georgetown University (1981).
Additional Information
Free and open to the public. There will be a $25 fee for CLE for lawyers who attend.

Robert P. LawryThe Robert P. Lawry Lecture in Legal Ethics is being delivered in honor of longtime Case Western Reserve University School of Law professor Robert P. Lawry, Emeritus Professor of Law since July 1, 2007.

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