November 6 - 8, 2009
Theme One: What explicit information and implicit messages are today’s law students and beginning lawyers receiving from popular culture, legal education and the profession about what it means to be a lawyer? How can law teachers and practitioners work together to improve that information and modify those messages, especially to promote ethics and professionalism?
Theme Two: How can we better identify in our own teaching, mentoring and supervision the implicit messages we convey about what it means to be a lawyer?
|4:00 p.m.||Opening reception in Lakeside Room|
|4:15 p.m.|| Clark Cunningham and Charlotte Alexander
Introduction to Workshop
|4:30 p.m.|| Clark Cunningham
Applying the Workshop Themes to a Class Exercise
|5:00 p.m.||Selene MizeUniversity of Otago (New Zealand) Faculty of Law Course: Was He Being a Good Lawyer? A Scene from Boston Legal|
|5:30 p.m.|| Paul Barrett
Keynote Address: Impressions of Lawyers and the Legal Profession That Students Bring with Them as They Enter Law School
|6:10 p.m.||Nancy CookUniversity of Minnesota Law School’s Practice and Professionalism Course: Story Exchange Exercise|
|9:00 a.m.|| Clark Cunningham
Applying the Four Component Model of Moral Behavior to a Real Ethical Dilemma
The OPM Case: What Happened
|9:30 a.m.|| Neil Hamilton and Verna Monson
A Career Span Model of Professional Ethics: How Exemplary and Entering Attorneys Understand the Meaning of Professionalism, Research Project by Holloran Center for Ethical Leadership in the Professions, University of St. Thomas
|10:30 a.m.||Coffee break|
|10:45 a.m.||Small group meetings|
|11:15 a.m.|| Paula Schaefer
University of Tennessee College of Law’s “Smart Lawyers, Stupid Decisions” Course
|11:45 a.m.|| Amy Timmer
Mentoring Exercises from Thomas M. Cooley Law School’s Professionalism Portfolio Program - Introduction
|1:00 p.m.||Free Time|
|4:00 p.m.||Afternoon reception: Nacho Station in Lakeside Room|
|4:30 p.m.|| Amy Timmer
Mentoring Exercises from Thomas M. Cooley Law School’s Professionalism Portfolio Program - Demonstration
|5:00 p.m.|| Jerry Organ
Reflections on Implicit Messages About Lawyering: Using Examples from a Course in Property
|5:30 p.m.||Small group meetings|
|6:00 p.m.|| Charlotte Alexander
Introduction to the International Forum on Teaching Legal Ethics and Professionalism website
|6:15 p.m.|| Tim Floyd
The Story of David Spaulding
|9:00 a.m.|| Raul Esquivel
Louisiana’s New Advertising Rules
|9:45 a.m.|| Jan Pratt and Jim Elliott
Emory University School of Law’s Values in Practice Program
|10:15 a.m.||Coffee Break|
|10:30 a.m.||Small group meetings|
|11:15 a.m.|| Clark Cunningham
Workshop review, evaluation, and plans for the future
Is currently a Maryland Court of Appeals Judge from the Third Appellate Circuit, having served on the Court of Appeals since January 2001. She began her legal career in 1974 at the Baltimore law firm of Semmes, Bowen & Semmes. From 1978 - 1984 she was an Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Maryland, and then served as Senior Trial Attorney within the Office of Special Litigation in the Department of Justice for the next four years. In 1988, she was appointed to be the Chief of the Criminal Investigations Division for the Maryland Attorney General and within three years was recruited to become the Chief of Staff to United States Senator Barbara A. Mikulski. From 1993 - 2001 she served as the United States Attorney for the District of Maryland. Among the numerous honors and awards received by Judge Battaglia, she has been elected to membership in the American Law Institute and most recently she was the recipient of the Rita Davidson Award from the Women’s Bar Association. She currently serves as the Chair of the Professionalism Commission of the Maryland State Bar Association, and as the Chair of the Women Lawyers in Maryland Project.
His practice at Jones Day focuses on domestic and international commercial litigation and arbitration. He is co-head of the Lawyer Training program for Jones Day in New York, and previously co-directed the New Lawyer's Group in that office. His book, The Path To Partnership, was published in 2004. His column on Career Development appeared in the New York Law Journal from 2000-2003. His "Firm Talk" column has appeared at NLJ.com since 2004. He co-teaches courses on advanced civil procedure (e-discovery) at Rutgers Law School and New York Law School, and has previously taught at Brooklyn and Fordham. He regularly speaks to a wide array of groups for CLE and other purposes. He has written more than 150 articles on a variety of topics, including: arbitration, bankruptcy, construction contracts, electronic discovery, ethics, insurance, international dispute resolution, mediation, online contracting, privacy, and civil RICO. His book, Arbitration: Essential Concepts (American Lawyer Media) was published in 2002. His book, A Privacy Primer for Corporate Counsel (Aspatore/West) was published in 2009. His column, "Arbitration," with Professor Samuel Estreicher, has appeared in the New York Law Journal since 2004, and his column, "Computer Law," has appeared in the New York State Bar Association Journal since 2009.
Is a partner at Crowell & Moring LLP, a large Washington, D.C.-based law firm. His practice specialty is the representation of lawyers and law firms in professional ethics and malpractice matters and in advising them on law firm management matters. His entire legal career has been in Washington, D.C. He was employed between 1971 and 1973 in the general counsel's office of the U.S. Department Defense, and then entered private practice, where he has worked for over 30 years. His professional responsibility practice has its origin in several appointments to court and bar committees in the late 1980s in early 1990s, including service on the District of Columbia Court of Appeals Board on Professional Responsibility and the D.C. Bar's Committee on Legal Ethics. He began teaching professional ethics at Georgetown University Law Center in 1991, and has taught there and at George Mason Law School frequently since then. He also teaches continuing legal educations courses in legal ethics for the District of Columbia Bar and serves as the internal ethics advisor for his law firm.
Director of the Lawyering Program at the University of Minnesota Law School. The Lawyering Program has been created to implement a new pedagogical infrastructure for teaching skills, values, and professional responsibility throughout the curriculum. Curricular reforms and innovations include a required, three-credit first-year course introducing students to foundational lawyering skills, issues of professional identity and role, and legal ethics through discussion, interactive exercises and simulation. It includes, as well, a multi-tiered Professional Responsibility curriculum over three semesters and third-year Capstone courses. Prior to assuming her position at the University of Minnesota, she taught in and directed several clinical programs at law schools around the country, including American University, University of New Mexico, Cornell and, most recently, Roger Williams University. In addition to teaching clinical courses and Practice and Professionalism, she has taught a number of other courses and seminars, including Criminal Procedure, Juvenile Law, Law Through Literature, Creative Feminist Lawyering, and Insider Jurisprudence. As a scholar, her work often explores the roles of lawyers in a just society. She also has published a number of articles on creative pedagogy and the intersections of law and narrative theory. She is frequently called upon to present at national teaching conferences and legal theory workshops on such diverse topics as community-based lawyering, international clinical education, law and literature, and critical pedagogy.
Has been an Assistant Professor of Law at the University of Mississippi School of Law since 2007. He teaches Legal Profession, Civil Procedure II, Property, and seminars on Legal Ethics and Higher Education Law. He writes, speaks and consults on legal ethics and the law governing lawyers. His current research focuses on the lawyer's duty to communicate, and his article "The Lawyer's Duty To Inform His Client of His Own Malpractice" was recently published in the Baylor Law Review. He is now working on an article analyzing a lawyer's duty to communicate with prospective clients. After graduating from law school, he served as a law clerk for the Honorable Anthony J. Scirica of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. He then joined the United States Department of Justice via the Department's Honor Program and, from 1998-2001, was a Trial Attorney in the Federal Programs Branch of the Civil Division, where he defended the legality of federal statutes and programs. From 2001 until he joined the University of Mississippi faculty in 2007, Professor Cooper practiced commercial litigation and higher education law in the private sector, first at Kirkland & Ellis in New York and then at Pepper Hamilton in Philadelphia, and gained admission to the partnership at each firm.
Is a Senior Staff Attorney with the District of Columbia Office of Bar Counsel where she investigates and prosecutes allegations of ethical misconduct of District of Columbia lawyers. She serves as guest speaker at numerous continuing legal education seminars in the District of Columbia and Maryland on ethical matters and is also an Adjunct Professor at American University's Washington College of Law where she teaches Legal Ethics. She is Co-Editor of “The Advocate,” the publication of the Young Lawyers Section of the Maryland State Bar Association, and this year, she is also an Assistant Editor for the ABA's Young Lawyers Division newsletter, “The Young Lawyer.” She is also an appointed member of the Professionalism Committee of the Maryland State Bar Association and has taught at the mandatory Professionalism Course for new admittees of the Maryland Bar. She is the former Chair of the Legislative Reception for the Women's Bar Association of Maryland (2006-2008) and is currently the Co-Chair of the Judicial Selections Committee for the Women's Bar Association.
Staff attorney for the Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board. He regularly presents continuing legal education classes, in both ethics and professionalism, throughout Louisiana to members of the state bar. He also serves as a trainer for the Disciplinary Board, instructing laypersons and members of the bar in preparation for their service as hearing committee members within Louisiana's lawyer disciplinary system. Prior to joining the Disciplinary Board staff, he was engaged in private practice, with an emphasis on commercial and employment litigation. He began his legal career as a law clerk for Louisiana Supreme Court Justice Jeannette Theriot Knoll, and later as a law clerk for Chief Justice Pascal Calogero. Before law school, Raul served in the U.S. Army. He was stationed in Germany, and supported NATO peacekeeping missions in Bosnia-Herzegovina.
Has been a member of Osgoode Hall Law School's faculty since 1982, has been elected to the Royal Society of Canada, made a Distinguished Research Professor of York University, and received the University-wide Teaching Award. He has recently been Associate Dean (Research, Graduate Studies and External relations), Chair of York University's Senate, and a member of York University's Board of Governors. He is also counsel to the law firm of Rochon, Genova. Professor Hutchinson is a legal theorist with an international reputation for his original and provocative writings. Much of his work has been devoted to examining the failure of law to live up to its democratic promise. In addition to numerous law review articles, he has published The Law School Book (Toronto: Irwin Law, 3rd ed. 2009). His most recent publications are Evolution and the Common Law (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2003), The Companies We Keep: Corporate Governance for A Democratic Society (Toronto: Irwin Law, 2005), and The Province of Jurisprudence Democratized (New York: Oxford University Press, 2008). He was a Visiting Professor at Harvard Law School in 2007.
Teaches Criminal Law, Evidence and Professional Responsibility at Case Western Reserve University. He currently holds the Judge Ben C. Green chair at Case Western and has held visiting appointments at the University of California (Hastings), Loyola Law School (Los Angeles), and Universidad Francisco Marroquin in Guatemala. He is the co-author of Criminal Law: A Contemporary Approach, a criminal law casebook published by Aspen and of Do No Wrong - Ethics for Prosecutors and Defenders, published earlier this year by the American Bar Association. He is currently a contributing editor of the ABA Criminal Justice Section's magazine, “Criminal Justice.” Along with Professor Peter Joy of Washington University, Professor McMunigal writes a quarterly ethics column for “Criminal Justice.” His recent publications include “Prosecutors and Corrupt Science,” published in the Hofstra Law Review, and “Prosecutors, Ethics, and Expert Witnesses,” published in the Fordham Law Review (co-authored with Professor Paul Giannelli). He is currently at work on a Professional Responsibility casebook and an article on the enforcement of constitutional and ethical disclosure rules for prosecutors. Professor McMunigal joined the Case Western faculty after serving as an Assistant United States Attorney in California. Earlier in his career he clerked for U.S. District Judge William H. Orrick and practiced with Heller, Ehrman, White & McAuliffe in San Francisco.
Has been teaching law at the University of Otago (New Zealand) since 1985. After receiving her law degree in the USA, she clerked for Justice William H. Timbers of the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and worked at Coudert Brothers' entertainment litigation department prior to moving to New Zealand to teach. She teaches Civil Liberties, Negotiation, Media Law and Legal Ethics (since 1998). She received a Otago University Students' Association top ten teaching award in 2008 and the Prime Minister's supreme tertiary teaching excellence award in 2009. Legal Ethics is compulsory for admission to the bar in New Zealand, and is taught in a large lecture class (approximately 200 students) combined with fortnightly small group tutorial discussion groups. Recent publications in the area of legal ethics have discussed deception in negotiation, admission to the bar, pursuit of hopeless cases and whether the duty to preserve client confidences should override the duty to disclose material facts to a client. She is currently working on issues concerning the lawyer's duty of loyalty to a client, when the reputation of the profession should be a relevant factor in decision-making and a comparison of adversarial and inquisitorial legal systems.
Directs the field placement program at Emory University School of Law. The program places second and third year students in a variety of lawyering settings around the metropolitan area of Atlanta. In the current semester, she has 112 students in nearly 60 placements. In addition, she heads up the law school's pro bono program and is the convener of the Public Interest Advisory Group. She was primarily responsible for the rewriting and reconceiving of the Law school's Professional Conduct Code in the late 1990's and since 1998, together with Associate Dean James Elliott, she has directed the required Professionalism program for all Emory students. She serves on the Professional Conduct Court and as Chair of the Clinics and Field Placements Committee of the law faculty. In addition to her work at Emory, she is a long time mediator with the Justice Center of Atlanta, chair of a Citizen's Review Panel in DeKalb County Juvenile Court and corporate secretary to Briarcliff and Clairmont Oaks Inc., HUD residential facilities serving low income senior citizens.
Associate professor at the University of Tennessee College of Law, is interested in the intersection of attorney ethics, business law, and fiduciary duty. Her teaching and scholarship are influenced by her business litigation practice at Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP and Bryan Cave LLP. After practicing for seven years, she joined the business school faculty at the University of Central Missouri where she taught undergraduate and graduate business law courses, including a graduate level business ethics course that she developed. In researching the course, she learned that most business ethics texts do not discuss the law, but focus solely on ethics. Subsequently, she wrote an article regarding the need to integrate the law into business ethics pedagogy, for which she received an award. She joined the college of law faculty at the University of Tennessee in 2008. She developed (and is teaching for the second time) a seminar titled “Smart Lawyers, Stupid Decisions.” She also teaches business associations, legal profession, and an e-discovery-focused pre-trial litigation course. Her recent scholarship includes two articles regarding "loyal disclosure" of client confidences, published by the American Business Law Journal and the Yale Law Journal Pocket Part. She has a forthcoming article in the Maryland Law Review concerning inadvertent disclosure and professional conduct rules. Her current work in progress considers how business lawyers misuse zealous advocacy to harm their own clients.
Began a ten-year career with the state Department of Commerce after graduating from undergraduate school, working in the area of economic development and environmental regulation. She served as a Business Ombudsman for then-Governor James J. Blanchard and also served as Assistant Director of the Michigan Commerce Department while attending Cooley Law School at night. In 1989, she left state government to work as an associate attorney for the law firm Honigman Miller Schwartz & Cohn, where she practiced in the litigation department. She became a full-time faculty member at Cooley in 1992, teaching Torts and Equity & Remedies. In 1996, she became the Associate Dean of Students and focused her career on law student professionalism. She became and remains a hearing panelist for both the Attorney Discipline Board and the State Bar of Michigan Character and Fitness Committee. In 2000, her title became Associate Dean of Students and Professionalism, in connection with Cooley's emphasis on professionalism. Dean Timmer helped design and oversees the implementation of Cooley's Professionalism Plan, which has gained national acclaim as an innovative professionalism program and earned Cooley the E. Smythe Gambrell Professionalism Award from the ABA's Standing Committee on Professionalism.
Deputy Director of the National Institute for Teaching Ethics and Professionalism (NIFTEP). After graduating from law school, she clerked for the Honorable Nancy Gertner on the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts. She was then awarded a Skadden Fellowship to work at the Farmworker Division of the Georgia Legal Services Program and stayed on as a Senior Staff Attorney after her fellowship expired. In addition to her work at NIFTEP, she is a Harvard Law School Post-Graduate Research Fellow and is writing a law review article on the Fair Labor Standards Act. This spring, she will teach “Labor/Employment Law: Immigrants in the Workplace” at Emory University School of Law and will co-teach, with Professor Clark Cunningham, “Fundamentals of Law Practice,” at Georgia State University College of Law. She has published a law review article on public accommodations discrimination in the Hastings Race and Poverty Law Journal and, with Cunningham, a forthcoming review of the Carnegie Foundation’s critique of American legal education, to appear in The Ethics Project in Legal Education (London: Routledge-Cavendish).
Became Director of the State Bar of Georgia Transition Into Law Practice Program after several years of experience in both the public and private sectors. The Transition Into Law Practice Program (also known as the "Mentoring Program") provides professional guidance and counsel to assist beginning Georgia lawyers in acquiring the practical skills, judgment and professional values necessary to practice law. Prior to assuming his current position with the State Bar, he served on the legal staff of the Council of Superior Court Judges, assisting Judges and their staffs throughout Georgia with death penalty habeas corpus cases, indigent defense issues, continuing judicial education programs, and criminal and civil bench book preparation and revision. He previously maintained a general practice of law for several years, which included service as a City Attorney, County Attorney, School Board Attorney and his participation in 6 death penalty cases.
A law school graduate who has devoted most of his career to journalism, is currently an assistant managing editor at BusinessWeek, where he is responsible for overseeing investigative projects, several of which have won national awards. Prior to joining BusinessWeek in 2005, he was an editor and legal affairs reporter for The Wall Street Journal. He is the author of American Islam: The Struggle for the Soul of a Religion, which was named to Best Books of 2007 lists by the Washington Post, Christian Science Monitor, and Publishers Weekly, and The Good Black: A True Story of Race in America, described by the New York Times as a "riveting, heart-rending and skillful" account of Lawrence Mungin's lawsuit for race discrimination when he was denied partnership in a large corporate law firm. In April 2009, he was the keynote dinner speaker at Stanford Law School at “Building a Better Legal Profession: National Conference of Student Leaders.” He teaches as an adjunct professor at New York University Law School.
Is the W. Lee Burge Professor of Law & Ethics at the Georgia State University College of Law, where he teaches Professional Responsibility: Heroes & Villains. He is a widely cited expert on the lawyer-client relationship and currently directs the Effective Lawyer-Client Communication Project, an international collaboration of law teachers, lawyers and social scientists. In 2006 he was admitted to membership in The Society of Writers to Her Majesty's Signet in recognition of his work which is leading to fundamental changes in the ways client relationship skills are taught in Great Britain. At the time he was only the second American to become a member of The Society, the oldest professional association of lawyers in the world, which is charged with custody of the royal seal of the British monarchy. He is a member of the Georgia's Chief Justice’s Commission on Professionalism. In 2004 he served as Co-Reporter to Georgia's Commission on Indigent Defense. He has spoken and consulted around the world on reform of legal education and recently completed a two year term Convenor of the Global Alliance for Justice Education, an organization of over 700 law teachers, lawyers, and leaders of non-governmental organizations from more than 50 countries. He previously was a law professor at Washington University in St. Louis (1989-2002) and the University of Michigan (1987-89). He is the Director of the National Institute for Teaching Ethics and Professionalism.
Practiced law in Atlanta with the firm of Alston & Bird for 28 years prior to coming to Emory University School of Law, where he is Associate Dean He is a past president of the State Bar of Georgia, its Younger Lawyer's Division and The Old War Horse Lawyers' Club. He has served on several Georgia Supreme Court commissions dealing with professionalism and lawyer discipline. He is a co-founder of Georgia's legal services program and its IOLTA program. He received the Arthur von Briesen Award which is given annually by the National Legal Aid and Defender Association to one lawyer in private practice for substantial volunteer contributions to the legal assistance movement for the poor. He co-designed Emory's 1L Orientation program which has won the ABA's Gambrell Award for innovation in professionalism programs. He is a fellow of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers, as well as the American and Georgia Bar Foundations. He teaches Legal Profession, Banking and Commercial Real Estate Finance.
Dean and Professor of Law at the Walter F. George School of Law, Mercer University. She has a long-standing interest in the development of professional identity which she has explored through participation in three national studies with the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. In 2002, she became one of 12 participants to engage in a two-year study, "Cross- Professions Seminar," regarding the intersection between liberal education and professional education. In 2001, she was named a Carnegie Scholar and was one of only 30 higher education leaders and of only two law faculty members chosen nationwide to participate in a year-long project to advance the scholarship of teaching and learning. In 2000, she participated in the Foundation's "Preparation for the Professions Project," a study of legal education, and taught a Carnegie Seminar on Legal Education. Prior to her appointment as dean at Mercer in 2004 she was Professor of Law at Texas Tech University School of Law for 13 years, where she served two terms as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. While at Texas Tech she was named the Phi Alpha Delta Professor of the Year in 2001, received the New Professor Excellence in Teaching Award in 1995; and won the President's Excellence in Teaching Award in 1994.
Professor of Law and Director of the campus-wide Law & Public Service Program at Mercer University. In his previous position as the J. Hadley Edgar Professor of Law at Texas Tech, he taught professional responsibility, advanced legal ethics, legal practice, interviewing and counseling, and a variety of clinical and criminal law courses. He won three different university-wide awards for excellence in teaching and chaired the Supreme Court of Texas Grievance Oversight Committee for three years. He is a member of the Supreme Court of Georgia Equal Justice Commission, and Chair of the Advisory Board, Georgia Council for Restorative Justice.
Professor of Law and Director of the Holloran Center for Ethical Leadership in the Professions at the University of St. Thomas School of Law in Minneapolis. He has taught both the required course in Professional Responsibility and an ethics seminar for 20 years. He is the author of three books and over fifty articles and writes a bi-monthly columnist on professionalism and ethics for the Minnesota Lawyer. In 2002 the Minnesota Lawyer selected him as one of the recipients of its Lawyer of the Year awards and in 2003 he received the Hennepin County Professionalism Award. In 2004, the Minnesota State Bar Association presented him with the Professional Excellence Award, given to recognize and encourage professionalism among lawyers. He received the University of St. Thomas Presidential Award for Excellence as a Teacher and Scholar in 2009. He and Verna Monson are working on a series of empirical studies of professionalism including the working paper they just posted on SSRN, "The Empirical Relationship of Professionalism to Effectiveness in the Practice of Law" at http://ssrn.com/abstracts=1495824
Was chosen in April of 2006 by the Supreme Court of Georgia as the Executive Director of the Chief Justice's Commission on Professionalism. At the time of her appointment she was an Associate Professor at Atlanta's John Marshall School of Law and served as its Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. Before joining John Marshall, she headed special legal projects and was the executive director of the Health and Consumer Services Section in the Examining Boards Division of the Georgia Secretary of State's Office. She has served as an Associate Judge Pro Hac Vice for the Fulton County Juvenile Court and as Clerk to the Fulton County Board of Commissioners. She has also served as the Pro Bono Project Director for the State Bar of Georgia and Georgia Legal Services Program. Prior to and between government positions, Ms. Hanson engaged in the private practice of law, starting as a civil litigator with the Houston office of the Fulbright & Jaworski law firm. She has received the Judge Barbara Harris Award for Community Service from the Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys and John Marshall Law School-Atlanta named its chapter of the Black Law Students Association in her honor. She has also been inducted into the Gate City Bar Hall of Fame and received the Spirit of GABWA [Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys] Award, the top honor given by each of those bar associations.
Senior associate in King & Spalding’s Tort and Environmental Practice Group. An ICU registered nurse by training, with more than a decade of critical care nursing experience, she applies her medical training and background to defend manufacturers of pharmaceutical products and consumer goods in product liability lawsuits. Prior to joining King & Spalding, she served as an Associate General Counsel for the Grady Health System, the largest non-profit, public hospital system in the state of Georgia that includes Grady Memorial Hospital, a hospital for children, a nursing home, numerous outpatient clinics, and several doctors offices, engaging more than 5800 employees. In that position, she actively defended the Grady Health System in a range of litigation, including medical and nursing malpractice lawsuits and employment cases, and provided regular counsel and advice to administration and direct care givers concerning risk management, regulatory, and patient care issues. She participated on several standing and ad hoc hospital committees, initiating and revising system-wide policies, procedures and practices in collaborative, multi-disciplinary settings. She is a member of the Georgia Chief Justice’s Commission on Professionalism. In 2009, she received the Graduate Leadership Council’s Service to the College Award from the Georgia State University College of Law, recognizing, among other activities, her work on the advisory board of the law school’s health law clinic and pro bono assistance to clinic students who created a Georgia Advocate’s Guide. She has also received the 2007 Atlanta Bar Association’s Distinguished Service Award and has been recognized by Atlanta Magazine as on of Georgia’s “Rising Stars” in the legal profession.
Holds the William Augustus Bootle Chair in Ethics and Professionalism at Mercer University's Walter F. George School of Law and is the Director of the Mercer Center for Legal Ethics and Professionalism. He is a graduate of the University of Chicago Law School and came to Mercer in 2000, after practicing law for seven years in Dallas, Texas and teaching at Stetson University College of Law for nine years. Professor Longan teaches legal ethics, professionalism, and related courses at the Law School. He also serves as a member of the Chief Justice's Commission on Professionalism, as a member of the State Bar of Georgia's Standards of the Profession Committee, as an advisor to the State Bar of Georgia's Committee on Professionalism, and as Master and Administrator for the William A. Bootle Inn of Court in Macon. Professor Longan was the recipient of the 2005 National Award for Excellence and Innovation in Teaching Professionalism.
Is an educational psychologist specializing in ethics in the professions. As Research Fellow with the Holloran Center for Ethical Leadership in the Professions at the University of St. Thomas School of Law, she investigates how lawyers understand professionalism, the formation of professional ethical identity, and law school outcomes. In her doctoral dissertation research, she examined the relationship between morality and clinical interaction outcomes in case simulations in dental education. Her doctoral advisors included Muriel Bebeau, a leading expert in the psychology of ethics education, and David W. Johnson, an authority on cooperation and competition in schools and society. Together with Dr. Bebeau, she co-authored "Guided by Theory, Grounded in Evidence: A Way Forward for Professional Ethics Education," in the Handbook for Moral and Character Education. As a research assistant with the Center for the Study of Ethical Development at the University of Minnesota, she investigated moral identity, motivation, and empathy in the professions and in graduate business education. She has presented her work at national and international conferences including the American Educational Research Association, the Association of Moral Education, and the Association of Practical and Professional Ethics. As an administrator at the Carlson MBA Program at the University of Minnesota, she developed programming in leadership development, social responsibility, and diversity. She has served as a consultant to the University of Notre Dame Mendoza School of Business and the U.S. Department of Education on ethics and character education.
Joined the University of St. Thomas School of Law as a founding faculty member in 2001 and served as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs from 2005-2009. At St. Thomas, he has taught Property, Land Use Controls, Client Interviewing and Counseling, Environmental Law Seminar, Foundations of Justice and Mentor Externship. Prior to joining the St. Thomas faculty, he taught at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law, where he participated in the integrated first-year dispute resolution program, and practiced environmental law at Foley and Lardner in Milwaukee. His early scholarship focused primarily on environmental law and, in particular, on developing more efficient means of resolving environmental disputes. His scholarship also addresses environmental federalism – that, is the balance of authority in environmental matters as between the federal government and state governments. More recently, he has begun to write about the culture of law schools, with an emphasis on fostering a more integrated and holistic approach to legal education. This is reflected in the Property and Lawyering casebook that he coauthored. He presently is working on articles about the impact of student scholarship programs on law school culture, the extent to which law school missions provide a foundation for outcomes assessment in law schools and the professionalism issues associated with abuse of performance enhancing drugs in law schools.
Is Associate Counsel in the Center for Professional Responsibility at the American Bar Association where he provides expertise and research on legal and judicial ethics and professional responsibility law and professionalism. Prior to joining the ABA, he was Assistant Professor of Legal Studies at the University of Illinois at Springfield and spent twenty-three years at the Illinois State Bar Association leaving in 2003 as General Counsel. He has engaged in the private practice as a consultant and expert witness in professional responsibility and discipline. He is an actor, director and writer, most prominently as one of the original Thomas the Historian character in the cast of “Ghosts of the Library” at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum. He received his AB from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and his JD from the University of Illinois College of Law. He is a member of the Illinois Supreme Court’s Committee on Professional Responsibility and has been a member of the Illinois Judicial Ethics Committee since its founding and has been active in numerous bar association and community organizations. Two forthcoming articles are: “Two Faces of Criminal Prosecution: Harvey Dent, Mike Nifong, Craig Watkins” in Volume 9 of the Journal of the Institute of Justice & International Studies and “Pogo Professionalism” in the 2009 volume of the Journal of the Professional Lawyer.
Is a Professor and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the University of South Carolina School of Law. He joined the faculty in 1986 after practicing with Dow, Lohnes & Albertson in Washington, D.C. and Atlanta. Among his primary teaching and research interests are Professional Responsibility, Real Property, and Trusts and Estates. He is the former director of the Nelson Mullins Riley and Scarborough Center on Professionalism at the School of Law and has written and spoken extensively on professional ethics. He is a co-author of South Carolina Annotated Rules of Professional Conduct and has written a number of articles pertaining to legal ethics and professional responsibility. Professor Wilcox serves on the Chief Justice's Commission on the Profession and the Commission on Judicial Conduct.