University of Pittsburgh

Legal Ethics for Counselors and Litigators: Hot Topics, Current Controversies

The Edgar M. Snyder Distinguished Visiting Scholar Program
April 3, 2008 - 4:00pm5:00pm
University of Pittsburgh School of Law
3900 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15260

Complimentary Reception to Follow

About the Speaker

Professor George M. Cohen will engage attendees in a dialogue about some of the most challenging ethics issues facing the legal profession today.

George M. Cohen is the Brokaw Professor of Corporate Law at the University of Virginia School of Law. Professor Cohen began his teaching career at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, where he taught from 1988 - 1993 before going to the University of Virginia. He teaches and writes in the areas of Professional Responsibility, Contracts, and Agency and Partnership.

A 1982 Yale University Graduate with a B.A. in Economics and Political Science, Professor Cohen also studied at the University of Pennsylvania where he earned a J.D. in 1986 and a Ph.D. in Economics in 1992. His notable accomplishments include clerking for the Honorable Walter K. Stapleton of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit during 1987-88. He is a co-author of the widely-used casebook, The Law and Ethics of Lawyering (4th ed. 2005)(with Hazard, Koniak, and Cramton), as well as Foundations of The Law and Ethics of Lawyering (2004)(with Koniak). Professor Cohen has served as an expert in a number of legal ethics matters.

About the Program

The Edgar M. Snyder Distinguished Visiting Scholar Program was created in 2006 by Edgar's wife, Sandy, in honor of Attorney Snyder's 40 years of service to the legal profession.

Th program was established to invite legal practitioners and scholars to visit the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and address topics of benefit to law students and faculty. These scholars present ethical aspects of the legal profession or their field of expertise, with a goal to enrich knowledge and understanding of these issues.

CLE Information

Cost for CLE credit: $25.00

This course has been approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for One (1.0) Hour of Ethics credit. No Pre-Registration for CLE credit. Pay at the door with a check for $25.00 made payable to "University of Pittsburgh School of Law". For further information, please call (412) 648-1305 or email

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