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Stanford’s Norman Spaulding Gives Ely Professional Responsibility Lecture Nov. 17

Stanford Law Professor Norman Spaulding will deliver the John Hart Ely Fellowship Lecture on Professional Responsibility on Tuesday, November 17, 2009, at Yale Law School. Professor Spaulding will speak on the topic, “Counseling Resistance to Law.” The lecture will be held at 12:00 noon in the Faculty Lounge. It is open to the Yale Law School community.

Norman Spaulding is the Norman Bowman Sweitzer & Marie B. Sweitzer Professor of Law at Stanford Law School. He is a nationally recognized scholar in the area of professional responsibility and the legal profession. His research focuses on the history of the American legal profession and professional identity. In 2004, the Association of American Law Schools presented him with its Outstanding Scholarly Paper Prize for “Constitution as Counter-Monument: Federalism, Reconstruction and the Problem of Collective Memory,” which was published in the Columbia Law Review.

Before joining the Stanford Law School faculty in 2005, Professor Spaulding was a professor of law at the UC Berkeley School of Law and an associate at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, where he did environmental litigation.

He holds a B.A. from Williams College and a J.D. from Stanford Law School.

The John Hart Ely Fellowship Lecture on Professional Responsibility highlights research and teaching in the field of ethics and professional responsibility.