Jury Nullification: What It Is, and How to Do It Ethically
Wednesday, May 01, 2013   -   7:30 PM
Location:  Knobloch Campus Center Alvarez- Smith 900 Room

Professor Monroe Freedman, one of the nation’s leading experts on legal ethics, will discuss “Jury Nullification: What It Is, and How to Do It Ethically” on Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. in the C. Shaw Smith 900 Room, Alvarez College Union on the Davidson College campus. This lecture is part of the Ethics Forum series hosted by the Vann Center for Ethics at Davidson College. This event is FREE and open to the public.


Monroe Freedman is professor of law and former dean at the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University. For 30 years Professor Freedman lectured annually on lawyers’ ethics at Harvard Law School and from 2007–2012 he was a visiting professor at Georgetown University Law Center. Freedman has received the American Bar Association’s highest award for professionalism, in recognition of “a lifetime of original and influential scholarship in the field of lawyers’ ethics,” and a Martin Luther King Award for “decades of work to advance human dignity and social justice.”


Freedman’s first book, Lawyers’ Ethics in an Adversary System (1975), received the American Bar Association's Gavel Award Certificate of Merit. His current book is Understanding Lawyers’ Ethics (4th ed., 2010) (with Abbe Smith). It has been required reading at law schools including Harvard, the University of California, Berkeley, the University of Minnesota and Georgetown, is assigned or recommended at other law schools, has been used in training programs for the bar in Canada, and is being translated into Chinese. Additional information about Professor Freedman is available at http://law.hofstra.edu/directory/faculty/fulltime/freedmanm/.


This forum is funded by the Richard Davoud Donchian Foundation as part of a larger grant enabling the Vann Center to host a lecture series on Ethics in Professional Life.  Co-sponsored by the Mecklenburg County Bar Association; attorneys may pay a fee to earn 1.5 ethic hours of CLE credit.


For a complete list of upcoming Ethics Forums, go to www.davidson.edu/ethics or follow the Vann Center for Ethics on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Vimeo, and Google+.


About the Vann Center for Ethics:

Established through a generous gift from James Vann, Jr. ’50 and Lee Stanton Vann and dedicated on November 16, 2009, the Center is located in Eumenean Hall at Davidson College. Its strategic vision is to be a catalyst for moral inquiry and imagination, careful analysis and reflection, civil dialogue, and responsible action.


The Vann Center is led by its director, David L. Perry, who also serves on the faculty as Professor of Applied Ethics.  Amber MacIntyre is the Center's Program Assistant and may be contacted for more information at 704-894-2095 or ammacintyre@davidson.edu

Event Type:  Lecture
Contact:  MacIntyre, Amber P
E-mail:  ammacintyre@davidson.edu