Roundtable to sponsor a symposium on Feb. 9 on the history of legal ethicsThe Law Schools interdisciplinary law journal, Roundtable, will present a symposium Friday, Feb. 9, on the history of legal ethics.
Free and open to the public, the symposium is titled The History of Legal Ethics: How the Past Shapes and Informs the Laws Codes of Ethics and will begin at 4 p.m. in the Law Schools Weymouth Kirkland Courtroom.
Roundtable Editor in Chief and third-year law student Jennifer DePalma noted that the field of legal ethics is increasingly looking to history for arguments and answers. We hope to gather a strong collection of articles interpreting legal ethics from a historical perspective. The papers presented at the gathering will be published in a journal issue dedicated to the topic.
Scholars of legal ethics from universities throughout the United States will offer historical perspectives on topics that range from the Middle Ages to the present. Richard Helmholz, the Ruth Wyatt Rosenson Distinguished Service Professor in the Law School and a noted legal historian, will represent the Law School at the symposium and present a paper on money and judges in the law of the Medieval Church.