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Thomas Morgan to Speak on “Last Days of the American Lawyer”

Thomas Morgan to Speak on “Last Days of the American Lawyer”

Thomas Morgan, author of the widely used legal casebook, “Problems and Materials on Professional Responsibility” (10th edition, 2008), will deliver the annual Winthrop and Frances Lane Foundation Lecture at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 1, at Creighton University.

The lecture, titled “Last Days of the American Lawyer,” will be held in the School of Law, room 124. It is free to the public.

Morgan, Oppenheim Professor of Antitrust and Trade Regulation Law at George Washington Law School and former law dean at Emory University, has taught and written in the field of professional responsibility for over 30 years. He served as one of two associate reporters for the American Law Institute’s Restatement of the Law (Third): The Law Governing Lawyers as well as for the American Bar Association’s Ethics 2000 Commission. He was president of the Association of American Law Schools in 1990.

His new book, “The Vanishing American Lawyer: The Ongoing Transformation of the U.S. Legal Profession,” will be published soon by Oxford University Press.

The Lane Lecture Series each year brings to Creighton an outstanding attorney, judge or legal educator to discuss a timely and important topic of concern to the legal community. The lecture is made possible through a grant from the Winthrop and Frances Lane Foundation. The Lanes were long-time Omaha residents; Mr. Lane was a law partner in the firm of Rose, Wells, Martin & Lane, a predecessor to Baird Holm law firm in Omaha.