Presidential Ethics: Should a Law Degree Make a Difference?
Nancy B. Rapoport
University of Nevada, Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law
Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics, Vol. 14, p. 725, 2001
Two of the nation's most controversial presidents, Nixon and Clinton, were both lawyers, and both of them had ethics-related problems while in office. This essay reviews whether any model ethics rules force lawyer-presidents to behave at a higher standard than non-lawyer-presidents; then it discusses the implications for legal education if we really do want lawyers to go above and beyond the norm of behavior.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 13
Keywords: Clinton, Nixon, professional responsibility, president, lawyer, attorneyAccepted Paper Series
Date posted: February 15, 2001
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