professional ethics

Monsieur Fouche, Meet Professor Gleick

By now, Peter Gleick’s ethical indiscretions concerning the Heartland Institute are old news.  But for lawyers, they raise particularly interesting ethical issues because they highlight the question of really, whether there were ethical barriers broached at all. I initially thought that this was obviously the case: someone in my profession would get disbarred for doing …


Information or Ideology? The Dilemmas of a Property Professor

It often occurs in teaching law school classes that opportunities present themselves for discussing current issues.  And that presents a problem: how can a teacher do it without engaging in ideological indoctrination?  The easiest way is to avoid the issue entirely.  But is that also avoiding the responsibility to actually address important topics? I ran …