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Legal ethicist and philosopher to speak on ‘war on terrorism’ lessons for lawyers Oct. 17 at SU College of Law
Legal ethicist and philosopher to speak on ‘war on terrorism’ lessons for lawyers Oct. 17 at SU College of LawOctober 15, 2008Jaclyn D. Grossojgrosso@law.syr.edu
Lawyers have played a remarkably prominent role in the U.S. “war on terrorism,” one that carries broader lessons for a lawyer’s role as advocate, advisor and institutional architect. As part of its Angela S. Cooney Distinguished Lecture Series, Syracuse University College of Law will host David Luban, a University Professor and member of the faculty at Georgetown University Law Center, to discuss lessons to be learned by the legal profession in these extraordinary times. His lecture, “Tales of Terror: Lessons for Lawyers from the ‘War on Terrorism,'” will be held Friday, Oct. 17, at 1 p.m. in Grant Auditorium. Attendance is required for first-year law students. Public parking is available in the Irving Garage.
In addition to legal ethics, Luban’s research interests include political and moral philosophy, the ethics of academia, white collar crime, jurisprudence and organizational moral responsibility. He is currently writing on individual moral responsibility in organizational settings.
Luban holds a B.A. from the University of Chicago and a Ph.D. from Yale University. In addition, he has been a fellow of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and held a Guggenheim Fellowship. His other awards include the Keck Fellowship for distinguished scholarship in legal ethics, the Sanford D. Levy Award of the New York State Bar Association and Georgetown’s Frank Flegal Teaching Award.
The Angela S. Cooney Distinguished Lecture Series is made possible through the generosity of the estate of Angela S. Cooney ’60, L’62.