Taped at The Jewish Theological Seminary, April 1, 2009
Russell G. Pearce: Edward & Marilyn Bellet Professor of Legal Ethics, Morality, and Religion
running time: 48 minutes 49 seconds
Today, the legal profession faces a crisis of ethics and professionalism. Will the values that sustained lawyers in the past continue to support them, or is there a need for new ways to think about the role of lawyers? In particular, can and should religious perspectives come into play? If so, under what conditions?
Russell G. Pearce, Edward & Marilyn Bellet Professor of Legal Ethics, Morality, and Religion and codirector of the Louis Stein Center for Ethics and Law at Fordham University School of Law, discusses “Do Lawyers and Faith-Based Values Belong Together? A Guide to the Perplexing Issues of Legal Ethics and Professionalism” at the Bernard G. Segal Memorial Lecture in Law and Ethics at The Jewish Theological Seminary.