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ILEC 2016

International Legal Ethics Conference VII

The Stein Center for Law and Ethics was honored to host the International Legal Ethics Conference VII, The Ethics and Regulation of Lawyers Worldwide: Comparative and Interdisciplinary Perspectives, on July 14-16, 2016 at Fordham Law School in New York City.

Read the Fall 2016 Fordham Lawyer Magazine story, The Global Face of the Ethical Lawyer, to find out more about the important work of these nine conference participants: Ernest Ojukwu (Nigeria); Ahmed Al-Hawamdeh (Jordan); Olga Churakova (Kyrgyz Republic); Suphamat “Bee” Phonphra and Nattakan “Ann” Chomputhong (Thailand); Zoha Savadkouhifar (Iran & Pakistan); Martin Bohmer (Argentina); Xiaobing Liu (China); and Russell Pearce (US).

Read a Fordham Law News article about the International Legal Ethics Conference VII:
Stein Center Hosts International Legal Ethics Conference

Dear ILEC attendees,

Welcome to the 7th International Legal Ethics Conference, and thank you in advance for coming!

As of today, we have close to 400 participants from 60 countries. We come together because we share a commitment to teaching future lawyers to practice ethically, an interest in studying the work and regulation of lawyers from a variety of perspectives, and a desire to exchange our knowledge and experience and to learn from each other.

There will be many opportunities for scholarly and professional interchange. We will present more than 80 programs over the course of three full days. There will also be many occasions to speak informally with professional colleagues from around the world - during breakfast and lunch, during breaks between programs, and at Thursday and Friday evening receptions.

This conference has been two years in the making, and there are so many people to thank for help in organizing it, including the members of the board of the International Association of Legal Ethics (IAOLE), the principal sponsor of this biannual conference; the dozens of academic and professional colleagues who provided all kinds of advice and assistance over the last two years and who made planning the conference a truly collaborative effort; and our contributors and co-sponsors, who provided funding to enable us to subsidize travel for over 40 participants who otherwise could not afford to attend from abroad. Their support has been essential to make this conference as international as possible, for all of our benefit.

Although the Stein Center for Law and Ethics has hosted many programs of various types, this will be the biggest by any measure: the most widely attended, the longest, and certainly the longest in the making. Hosting ILEC VII enables us to fulfill a vision of our founder, Louis Stein, a 1926 graduate of Fordham Law School, who encouraged his alma mater to gather lawyers from around the world to promote the study of ethics in the practice of law. Advancing our founder's vision, as we now do, would be impossible but for the support of our University and Law School, as well as the ongoing support of Louis Stein's granddaughter, Sally Bellet.

Finally, and most especially, we thank all of you who will be attending ILEC VII. It will be through your engagement - presenting scholarship, raising questions, exchanging views, recounting experiences - that ILEC VII will come alive. We are so excited to have the chance to meet you and learn from you - to visit with old friends and to make new ones. Ultimately, our ambition, in collaboration with IAOLE and so many others, is to expand and strengthen the community of lawyers and scholars who are concerned about the legal professions and legal ethics. With your support, we will achieve that and more. So it is with much anticipation and gratitude that we look forward to welcoming you to ILEC VII at Fordham Law School, and we place the success of the Conference in your hands.

With warm wishes,

Bruce Green

Bruce Green

Sherri Levine

Sherri Levine
Associate Director

Please direct all ILEC VII inquiries to