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Monroe Freedman: The Ethicist of the Non-Ideal

Monroe Freedman was a severe critic of “philosophizing” about legal ethics, yet he was one of the most influential theorists in the development of theoretical legal ethics as an academic discipline in the late twentieth century. No philosopher can ignore … Continue reading

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Midtown With Monroe

The second time that I went to law school, the classroom was a car. Campus was a daily grind of gridlock. The professor was my passenger. Professor’s curriculum consisted of intellect and integrity; of laughter and love. Curricular entry points … Continue reading

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The Essential Monroe Freedman, in Four Works

Capturing Monroe’s sixty years in the law, and the fifty years of our friendship, would be impossible. What does it truly mean to be a lawyer? Monroe addressed this question in so many contexts that no summary can do him … Continue reading

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Monroe Freedman’s Influence on Legal Education

Monroe Freedman’s influence on legal education was profound by any measure. He was much more than a gifted scholar and teacher, though he was both of those, as well as an accomplished lawyer. He was also the antithesis of a … Continue reading

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Monroe Freedman’s Contributions To Lawyers: Engagement, Energy, and Ethics

What an honor to be included in a collective tribute to the life of our mutual hero, Professor Monroe Freedman: a brilliant man, his love of the law and his celebration of lawyering were the stuff of legends. From our … Continue reading

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Monroe Freedman: Friend, Role Model, And Colleague

I had the privilege of being Monroe Freedman’s colleague at Hofstra for nearly twenty years and remained his friend after I left. He was an extraordinary colleague, a loyal friend, and a professional role model. Indeed, Monroe’s presence at Hofstra … Continue reading

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Remarks At Monroe Freedman’s Memorial

I am Eric Lane, the Dean of the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University. I want, first, to welcome all of you to our Remembrance of Professor Monroe Freedman who passed away last February. We are so … Continue reading

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A Tribute to Monroe Freedman

Good evening. It is an honor to be with you tonight to celebrate the life and career of Monroe Freedman. As we all know, Monroe Freedman was truly a legal giant; a prolific, thoughtful, and provocative scholar; an advocate for … Continue reading

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LAWYER-CLIENT CONFIDENTIALITY: RETHINKING THE TRILEMMA

The trilemma refers to three ethical obligations bearing on lawyerclient confidentiality, all of which a lawyer cannot simultaneously obey when faced with client perjury. A lawyer is required (1) to learn as much as possible about a client’s case; (2) … Continue reading

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Professional Discipline of Death Penalty Lawyers and Judges by Monroe H. Freedman

On this, the fiftieth anniversary of Gideon v. Wainwright’s broken promise, I have been asked to propose guidelines that (a) provide professional discipline of lawyers who fail to provide competent representation in death penalty cases, but that (b) do not … Continue reading

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