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Remnants of Conscience: A History of American Lawyer Ethics

MCLE Credits: 1.00 including 1.00 MCLE, 1.00 Ethics

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Ethics |  Legal History
Michael S. Ariens
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Prof. Ariens will cover the three approaches to American lawyer ethics since the Founding: An ethic of honor (1780-1880), an ethic of personal conscience (1840-1975), and a regulatory industry ethic (1975-present). He will discuss how and why legal ethics changed over time, and how this affects the ethical duties of today’s lawyer.

Presented by the DBA Legal History Discussion Group


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St. Mary's University School of Law

Professor Ariens has taught at St. Mary's since 1987, concentrating in the areas of constitutional law, American legal history, evidence, and the American legal profession. He is the author of Lone Star Law: A Legal History of Texas (2011), which received several awards, and is the author of several other books. He has written a number of law review articles on a wide variety of topics. He is currently working on a book on the history of American legal ethics. He is also engaged in research on issues of religious liberty in the United States. He regularly speaks to bar associations on issues of ethics, and is often quoted on issues of constitutional law, legal ethics and governmental ethics. He served for over ten years as a member of the Ethics Review Board on the City of San Antonio.



Overall:      4.4

Total Reviews: 77


Steven S - Cedar Hill, Texas

"Very interesting topic and speaker"

Paul P - Celina, Texas

"Best ethics CLE I have attended in years."

Sylvia C - Ennis, Texas

"very good CLE, interesting"

John V - Dallas, Texas

"Enjoyed the discussion of the evolution of legal ethics."

Maria W - Dallas, Texas

"Law is King. Thank you for sharing your knowledge"

Robert B - Addison, Texas

"very informative and historical"

Mark S

"Great job, professor."

Kristoffer L - Dallas, Texas

"Program was informative, but analysis was somewhat hard to follow. Would benefit from focus on organization of topics and issues."

Amanda T - Fort Worth, Texas

"Very interesting and succinct history."

Richard L - Dallas, Texas

"Great historical program "

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