Why Good Attorneys and Organizations Do Bad Things

Event Description

Deadline to Register: March 22, 2017

Why do good attorneys and organizations act unethically?   The session will begin with a discussion of the classic Stanley Milgram punishment experiments, seeking to understand how they help explain unethical behavior.  The class then uses specific case studies to provide a foundation for an analysis regarding how the fostering of ethical diversity within organizations can prevent the slippery slopes that lead to administrative evil or unethical behavior.

Lunch and registration will begin at 11:45 a.m. The program will begin at 12:00 p.m. 

If you need transportation to the CLE, consider taking the light rail to the Robert Street Station, which is one block from the Judicial Center. Parking can be tight in the Capitol area, especially during the Legislative Session.

More information on the Capitol CLE Series can be found here!


David Schultz is a Hamline University Professor of Political Science and a University of Minnesota Professor of Law where since 2005 he has taught Professional Responsibility. A three-time Fulbright scholar who has taught extensively in Europe, and the winner of the national Leslie A. Whittington award for excellence in public affairs teaching, David  is the author of 30  books and 100+ articles on various aspects of American politics, election law, and the media and politics, and he is regularly interviewed and quoted in the local, national, and international media on these subjects including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, the Economist, National Public Radio, La Nouvelle Observateur, L’Express, Der Spiegel, Verdens Gang, and To Vima.   His most recent books are  American Politics in the Age of Ignorance: Why Lawmakers Choose Belief Over Research (2013), Election Law and Democratic Theory (2014),  and Presidential Swing States: Why Only Ten Matter. (2015).  Prior to teaching, Professor Schultz also served as a city director of code enforcement, zoning, and planning in Binghamton, NY, and worked as a housing and economic planner for a community action agency.

CLE Credits:

2.0 Ethics CLE Credits approved | Event Code: 236559 


Public Law Section and Administrative Law Section Members: $10.00
MSBA Members not in the Public Law or Administrative Law Section:  $15.00 
Non-MSBA Member:  $25.00 
Law Student: Free 

Remote Participation:

Remote participation is available.  Please indicate this option when registering.  Instructions will be emailed to you the day before the event.

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Questions? Contact Shawn Carlson | 612-278-6305

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Friday, March 24, 2017

12:00 PM to 2:00 PM

MN Judicial Center Room G-06 / Minnesota Judicial Center Saint Paul, MN United States