Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Atticus Finch and professionalism

As the semester ends, if you like to remind your students of the high ideals of the legal profession, take a look at a recent short article, To Kill a Mockingbird: When Lawyers Were Heroes. Its author, Los Angeles lawyer Jeffrey A. Shane, invokes the example of fictional lawyer Atticus Finch, who took public service seriously and believed in equality as a “living, working reality.” Shane says the American Film Institute’s choice of Finch as the greatest hero in film history shows that altruism is “still heroic” and remains an important value in the practice of law.

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