Leading Historian to Discuss Legal Ethics at Willamette

Willamette University College of Law is pleased to announce that Professor William E. Nelson of New York University School of Law will present a public lecture on legal ethics in Salem. "The Ethical Duty of Government Lawyers” will be held on Thursday, Feb. 22, 2007, at 5:30 p.m. in Room 201 of the Collins Legal Center on the Willamette campus. A 30-minute reception will precede the lecture. This event is free and open to the public.

William E. Nelson graduated summa cum laude from New York University School of Law and received his Ph.D. in history from Harvard University. He clerked for both Judge Edward Weinfeld of the Southern District of New York and Justice Byron White of the U.S. Supreme Court. Nelson has taught on the law faculties of the University of Pennsylvania and Yale University. Since 1979, he has been a member of the faculty at New York University School of Law, where he is the Judge Edward Weinfeld professor of law. He currently teaches Legal History, Property and Professional Responsibility.

One of the nation's leading legal historians, Nelson has published two award-winning books, eight other books, and numerous articles in leading law reviews and history journals. His books include "The Legalist Reformation: Law, Politics and Ideology in New York, 1920-1980"; "The Fourteenth Amendment: From Political Principle to Judicial Doctrine"; and "The Americanization of the Common Law: The Impact of Legal Change on Massachusetts Society, 1760-1830."

For more information on Nelson's lecture, contact Professor Norman Williams at 503-370-6190.