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Scholarly and Professional Programming

The Stein Center for Law and Ethics promotes critical thinking and analysis of legal ethics and the legal profession by hosting and sponsoring colloquia, conferences and CLE programs, encouraging the open exchange of ideas among academics and practitioners and supporting scholarship.

Annual Fordham Law Review Ethics Colloquium

The Stein Center hosts an annual colloquium in collaboration with the Fordham Law Review on a theme relating to the legal profession.

The 2020 colloquium on The Judicial Role in Professional Regulation will be held on Friday, October 9, 2020 at Fordham Law School. This colloquium will address US courts’ role in the regulation of lawyers and judges. Participants’ essays on this theme will be published in a spring 2021 issue of the Fordham Law Review

The scholarship from recent colloquia on corporate lawyers (2019) and government lawyers (2018), and access to justice (2017) can be downloaded from the following links:

Corporate Lawyers (October 2019)

http://fordhamlawreview.org/issuescategory/april-2020-vol-88-no-5/

Lawyers in Government Service (October 2018)

http://fordhamlawreview.org/issuescategory/april-2019-vol-87-no-5/

Access to Justice and the Legal Profession in an Era of Contracting Civil Liability (October 2017)

             http://fordhamlawreview.org/issuescategory/april-2018-vol-86-no-5/

Criminal Justice Ethics Schmooze

The Stein Center annually co-sponsors and organizes the Criminal Justice Ethics Schmooze, a forum for junior and experienced faculty members to receive feedback on ideas and papers pertaining to the work of prosecutors and criminal defense lawyers.

Specifically, the Schmooze provides a small number of scholars of various levels of experience who write in the area of criminal procedure and legal ethics a chance to consider and discuss emerging topics and ongoing scholarship on criminal procedure and professional conduct relating to prosecutors, defense lawyers and the institutions in which they work. In addition to collegial interchange, the Schmooze promotes future scholarship and provides some ideas about where such scholarship might take us.

Participation in the Criminal Justice Ethics Schmooze, which takes place in June at a NY-area law school, is by invitation only.  

If you have questions about the Criminal Justice Ethics Schmooze, please email steincenter@law.fordham.edu.

Legal Ethics Schmooze

The Stein Center co-sponsors a bi-annual Legal Justice Ethics Schmooze, a forum for junior and experienced faculty members to receive feedback on ideas and papers pertaining to ethics and the legal profession.

Other Academic and Professional Programming

The Stein Center organizes and hosts academic, professional and CLE programs and events on ethics and regulation of the legal profession.

Noteworthy prior conferences include:

International Legal Ethics Conference

Regulation of Legal and Judicial Services Conference