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On November 4th, the Burns Center will host Cardozo Professor Kate Shaw for a discussion about the special risks that arise when lawyers advising the executive branch provide erroneous advice on matters of constitutional and federal law.
Prompting this program are the revelations that John Eastman - a former law school dean - and Assistant Attorney General Jeffrey Clark advised the White House that the results of the 2020 election could be set aside. What duties did Eastman and Clark owe as a matter of professional responsibility? Who can now respond to Eastman's and Clark's violations of those duties? Are the guardrails that constrain lawyers advising the executive branch sufficient? These and other questions will be addressed.
Jacob Burns Center for Ethics in the Practice of Law, "Lawyers Behaving Badly: Episode 1 - The Executive Branch" (2021). Event Invitations 2021. 8.