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Law, ethics, and the pursuit of social justice. Hear more from Professor Susan Carle on February 10 at the Law School, ‘cause we’ve got a Blank lecture, and we’ll write your name…on the RSVP list.

Professor Susan Carle will deliver the 25th Phillip B. Blank Memorial Lecture on Attorney Ethics at Pace Law School on Wednesday, February 10, at 12:00 p.m.

A professor of law and Pauline Ruyle Moore Scholar at American University Washington College of Law, Professor Carle will talk about “Lawyers’ Ethics and Early Racial Justice Reform: A Story and Conclusions."

Professor Carle teaches and writes about civil rights legal history, employment discrimination, labor and employment law, legal ethics, and the history and sociology of the legal profession. She is the author of Defining the Struggle: National Organizing for Racial Justice, 1880–1915, published by Oxford University Press in 2013. In 2014, she received the Organization of American Historians’ Liberty Legacy Award for "the author of the best book by a historian on the civil rights struggle from the beginnings of the nation to the present.” She has published numerous articles examining lawyers’ conceptions of their professional obligations to further the public interest in journals including the Cornell Law Review, Fordham Law Journal, Florida Law Review, Harvard Journal of Gender and the Law, American University Law Review, and Stanford Journal of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties. She is also editor of Lawyers’ Ethics and the Pursuit of Social Justice (NYU Press Critical America Series 2005), which collects work in the emerging field of critical legal ethics scholarship.

The lecture will begin at 12:00 p.m. in Ottinger Hall Room 201 on the Pace Law School Campus. A reception will follow immediately after in the Tudor Room.

Pace Law School’s annual Blank Lecture was established to honor Philip B. Blank and his commitment to legal ethics. Dean Blank served as Associate Dean for External Affairs and Professor of Law at Pace Law School from 1979 until his death in 1989.