Howard Lesnick to speak April 23 at Pace Law School on Practicing Law Responsibly

Howard Lesnick, Jefferson B. Fordham Professor of Law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, understands the importance of ethical responsibility in law practice. Teaching for more than 40 years, Lesnick continues to develop ways for students, teachers, and practitioners to make their work fully integrated with their aspirations and values, and with the motivations that drew them to careers in the law.

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What Does it Mean to Practice Law Responsibly?

Howard Lesnick to speak April 23 at Pace Law School

WHITE PLAINS, NY (April 8, 2008) – Howard Lesnick, Jefferson B. Fordham Professor of Law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, understands the importance of ethical responsibility in law practice. Teaching for more than 40 years, Lesnick continues to develop ways for students, teachers, and practitioners to make their work fully integrated with their aspirations and values, and with the motivations that drew them to careers in the law.
Professor Lesnick will speak about responsibility in law practice and law teaching on Wednesday, April 23, at 5:30 p.m. in a Pace Law School lecture titled, “The Practice of Teaching, the Practice of Law: What Does it Mean to Practice Responsibly?” The event will take place in the New York State Judicial Institute Lecture Hall at Pace Law School, 78 North Broadway in White Plains. The lecture is free and open to the public and media. Media admission by press pass.

Professor Lesnick’s concerns range from labor law to poverty and religion. He specialized initially in labor law, employment discrimination, and welfare law, and wrote extensively on labor-management issues. Since 1978, he has served as an impartial umpire under the AFL-CIO Internal Disputes Plan.

A founder and past president of the Society of American Law Teachers – an organization of law professors committed to the public responsibilities of law schools and the bar – Professor Lesnick has participated in litigation, training, and consultative work about the legal rights and problems of poor people, including refugees.

From 1982 to 1988, Professor Lesnick was a member of the founding Faculty of the new City University of New York School of Law and the principal architect of its curriculum, which consciously seeks to prepare its students for careers of (as expressed in the School’s motto), “Law in the Service of Human Needs.”

Professor Lesnick’s current teaching interests are religion, law, and lawyering; legal responses to inequality; and professional responsibility. In recent years, he has published books and articles on ethical responsibility in law practice, religion and morality, and moral education.

Founded in 1976, Pace University School of Law has nearly 6,500 alumni throughout the country and the world. It offers full- and part-time day and evening JD programs on its White Plains, NY, campus. The School also offers the Master of Laws in Environmental Law and in Comparative Legal Studies and an SJD in environmental law. The School of Law is part of a comprehensive, independent, and diversified University with campuses in New York City and Westchester County. www.law.pace.edu.

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