Ethics in the Judiciary and the Legal Profession: Are We in Crisis?

The recent conduct of Supreme Court justices and lawyers acting on behalf of former president Trump has led many to think that something has gone profoundly wrong at the most elite levels of the American legal profession.

At this conference, panelists will discuss the ethics controversies surrounding the Supreme Court, the role of bar discipline in the aftermath of the Trump presidency, and the risks and benefits of using courts to address unlawful conduct by political figures.

To access the symposium flyer and event invitation, please follow the hyperlinks provided.

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Friday, March 15th
9:30 AM

Keynote Address by Congressman Daniel Goldman

Daniel Goldman

3rd Floor Lounge

9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

The Hon. Daniel Goldman (D-NY), lead counsel in the first House impeachment of Trump, gave the keynote address, followed by three panels.

10:30 AM

Panel I: Ethical Crisis at the Supreme Court? Who Should Respond, and How?

Melissa Murray, NYU School of Law
Richard Painter, University of Minnesota Law School
James Sample, Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University
Michael E. Herz, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law

3rd Floor Lounge

10:30 AM - 11:45 AM

12:00 PM

Panel II: Ethical Crisis in the Profession? The Trump Lawyers and Their Disciplinary Actions

Renee Knake Jefferson, University of Houston Law Center
Sung Hui Kim, UCLA School of Law
Rebecca Roiphe, New York Law School
W. Bradley Wendel, Cornell Law School
Anthony J. Sebok, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law

3rd Floor Lounge

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

2:30 PM

Panel III: Weaponized Law of Rule of Law? Using the Courts to Address Unlawful Conduction by Political Opponents

Robert Howse, NYU School of Law
Mary McCord, Georgetown University Law Center
Deborah Pearlstein, Princeton University
Daniel Richman, Columbia Law School
Jessica A. Roth, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law

3rd Floor Lounge

2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

4:00 PM

Closing Remarks From Congressman Jamie Raskin

Jamie Raskin

3rd Floor Lounge

4:00 PM - 4:15 PM

Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD) concluded the symposium with a recorded speech.