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Presidential Ethics: Does a Law Degree Make a Difference?
Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics (2001)
  • Nancy B. Rapoport
Abstract

Two of the nation's most controversial presidents, Nixon and Clinton, were both lawyers, and both of them had ethics-related problems while in office. This essay reviews whether any model ethics rules force lawyer-presidents to behave at a higher standard than non-lawyer-presidents; then it discusses the implications for legal education if we really do want lawyers to go "above and beyond" the norm of behavior.

Keywords
  • Clinton,
  • Nixon,
  • professional responsibility,
  • president,
  • lawyer,
  • attorney
Disciplines
Publication Date
January, 2001
Citation Information
Nancy B. Rapoport. "Presidential Ethics: Does a Law Degree Make a Difference?" Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics Vol. 14 (2001)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/nancy_rapoport/26/