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W. Bradley Wendel, Former W&L Law Prof., to Lecture at Ethics Institute

W. Bradley Wendel, professor of law at Cornell University and former member of the faculty at the Washington and Lee University School of Law, will deliver the keynote speech at Washington and Lee University’s Legal Ethics Institute on Friday, March 28, at 4:30 p.m. in Classroom A of Lewis Hall.

The title of Wendel’s talk is “Government Lawyers in a Time of Terror.” It is free and open to the public.

Wendel’s research focuses on the application of moral and political philosophy to problems of legal ethics. His teaching interests lie in the regulation of the legal profession and torts.

He is the author of five books and more than 30 articles and book chapters. Legal Ethics: Professional Ethics and Personal Integrity, which is forthcoming from the Cambridge Scholars Press, is co-edited with Tim Dare, the keynote speaker at W&L’s Legal Ethics Institute in March, 2007. Wendel also co-authored The Law and Ethics of Lawyering (Foundation Press), and the 5th edition is in progress.

Wendel is the editor of Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility, an electronic abstracting and article-retrieval journal published by the Social Science Research Network (SSRN) and is co-founder and co-editor of LegalEthicsForum.com, a blog dedicated to legal ethics and professional responsibility issues.

He received his B.A. in philosophy from Rice University; his J.D. from Duke University School of Law; and his LL.M. and J.S.D. from Columbia University School of Law.

The event is sponsored by W&L’s Society and the Professions Program in Ethics.