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Should Law Schools Teach Ethics if They Break the Law?

EthicsLaw school deans often assume an aura of intellectual superiority and moral authority ever ready to opine about how some other person or institution should act.  In fact, law schools and their captains seem in an odd sense to be above the law.

The brief abstract confirms that last thought.  Specifically, two Emory University Professors note the criminal culpability of many laws schools, their deans and other administrators for wire fraud and other offenses for their falsification of admission test scores, undergraduate grades of the students they admit, and the success of their graduates in finding full time employment as attorneys after graduation.

The story was first written in 2012 and apparently there haven’t been any arrests of law school deans since.  Although it’s thus unlikely that any law school dean or administrator will be criminally prosecuted for conduct that was patently illegal, thus perhaps proving that they are above the law, shouldn’t this misconduct at least prompt someone to question whether these schools are in a position to teach ethics to anyone?

© 11/15/2017 Lawrence B. Hunt of Hunt & Associates, P.C.  All rights reserved.


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