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Degree Program University
M.Div. Yale Divinity School
J.D. Law Harvard Law School
B.A. History Colgate University

My Professional Experience

Year Title University
2013 - Now Professor Siena College
2003 - Now Professor of Religious Studies Siena College
2000 - 2002 Douglas T. Hickey Professor of Business Siena College
2000 - 2013 Professor of Accounting and Business Law Siena College
1999 - 2000 Visiting Professor of Law Albany Law School of Union University
1991 - 1999 A.A. and Ethel Yossem Professor of Legal Ethics Creighton University School of Law
1989 - 1993 Assistant Director of the Center for Health Policy and Ethics Creighton University
1989 - 1993 Professor of Law Creighton University School of Law
1985 - 1986 Professor of Law Creighton University School of Law
1982 - 1985 Associate Professor of Law Creighton University School of Law
1979 - 1982 Assistant Professor of Law Creighton University School of Law
1977 - 1979 Associate Morgan, Lewis & Bockius

Articles & Book Reviews

  • The Client Comes First, Unless He's Crooked: Legal and Professional Ethics in Raymond Chandler's The Big Sleep
    Creighton Law Review, vol. 44
    April, 2011
  • James Bond and Matt Helm: The Moral Universe of Literature's Most Famous Spy and His Chief Rival
    Mid-Atlantic Almanack
    2008
  • Clients, Courts, and Calling: Rethinking the Practice of Law
    Pepperdine Law Review, vol. 32
    2005
  • In a Dark Wood: Dante as A Spritual Guide for Lawyers
    St. Thomas Law Review, vol. 17
    2005
  • Teaching Business Ethics with The Winter of Our Discontent
    The Steinbeck Review, vol. 2
    2005
  • Business, Sex, and Ethics in The Wayward Bus
    The Steinbeck Review, vol. 1
    2004
  • The Role of a Lawyer's Morals and Religion When Counseling Clients in Bioethics
    Fordham Urban Law Journal, vol. 30
    2002
  • A Christian Perspective on ADR (Alternative Dispute Resolution)
    Fordham Urban Law Journal
    April, 2001
  • A Lawyer's Miscellany: Scriptural Resources for Christian Lawyers
    Fordham Urban Law Journal
    1999
  • Lawyers, Clients, and Covenant: A Religious Perspective on Legal Practice and Ethics
    Fordham Law Review
    March, 1998
  • Neither Curse nor Idol: Towards a Spirituality Work for Lawyers
    Texas Tech Law Review
    1996
  • Caregivers' Perspective on Confidentiality for Mothers and Newborns with HIV/AIDS
    Pediatric AIDS and HIV Infection: Fetus to Adolescent
    1993
  • Shooting Elephants, Serving Clients: An Essay on George Orwell and the Lawyer-Client Relationship
    Creighton Law Review
    1993
  • Confidentiality and Its Limits: Ethical Guidelines for Maternal/Pedriatic HIV Infection
    Creighton Law Review
    1992
  • In All This Love Will Be The Best Guide: John Calvin on the Christian's Resort to the Secular Legal System
    The Journal of Law and Religion
    1992
  • Rights, Rules, Relationships: The Wisdom of Solomon and the Ethics of Lawyers
    Creighton Law Review
    1992
  • Christ and Code
    The Catholic Lawyer
    1991
  • Have Briefcase Will Travel: An Essay on the Lawyer as Hired Gun
    Creighton Law Review
    1991
  • Teaching Ethics in Law School
    Teaching Philosophy
    1985
  • Voluntary Racial Goals After Weber: How High is Too High?
    Creighton Law Review
    1984
  • Sexual Harassment by Nonemployees: The Limits of Employer Liability
    Employee Relations law Journal
    1983
  • Sexual Harassment of Female Employees by Non-Supervisory Co-Workers: A Theory of Liability
    Creighton Law Review
    1982
  • National Origin Discrimination and the Ethnic Employee
    Employee Relations law Journal
    1981
  • The Lawyer's Calling: Second Look or Second Thoughts?
    St. John's Law Review
    Spring, 2001
  • The Unity of Law and Religion
    Mercer Law Review, vol. 53
    Spring, 2002

Awards & Distinctions

  • Inducted into Sigma Beta Delta, the International Honor Society in Business, Management, and Administration
    Category: Other
    Siena College, 2002
  • Named to the first endowed chair at Siena College when appointed to the Douglas T. Hickey Professor of Business
    Category: Other
    Siena College, 2000
  • Named to the first endowed professorship at the Creighton University School of Law when appointed the A.A. and Ethel Yossem Professor of Legal Ethics
    Category: Other
    Creighton University, 1991
  • Outstanding Teacher Award
    Category: Teaching
    Creighton University School of Law, 1986

Books & Book Chapters

  • John Steinbeck and His Contemporaries
    Scarecrow Press, Inc
    2007
  • The Moral Philosophy of John Steinbeck
    Scarecrow Press, Inc
    2005
  • The Moral Philosophy of John Steinbeck
    Scarecrow Press, Inc
    2005
  • Christian Perspectives on Legal Thought
    Yale University Press
    2001

Presentations

  • Why Ethan Hawley Does Such Bad Things: Morals and Moral Traps in The Winter of our Discontent
    May, 2013
    2013 International John Steinbeck Conference, San Jose, California
  • Catholic Social Teaching in the Classroom
    September, 2012
    Franciscan Focus: The Franciscan and Catholic Tradition of Siena College discusses Acting Ethically in the Economic Marketplace, Loudonville, New York
  • Using Literature to Teach Business Ethics
    April, 2012
    North East Academy of Legal Studies in Business Annual Conference, Saratoga Springs, New York
  • Updating Dante: The Relevance of the Divine Comedy for Professionals and Professional Ethics
    2009
    Studies in Medievalism, 24th International Conference, Loudonville, New York
  • Orwellian Echoes in the Songs of Ray Davies
    2008
    Popular Culture/American Culture National Conference, San Francisco, California
  • The Professional Tightrope: Balancing Career and Calling, Contract and Covenant
    2008
    Revitalizing Ethics in Rehabilitation, Rochester, New York
  • Helm, Matt Helm: A Comparison of Moral Issues in the Literature of James Bond and His Chief American Rival
    November, 2007
    Bond, James Bone: The World of 007, Hempstead, New York
  • Promise and Reality in The Big Sleep and The Grapes of Wrath
    March, 2006
    Steinbeck and His Contemporaries, Sun Valley, Idaho
  • In A Dark Wood: Dante As A Spiritual Guide for Lawyers
    2005
    St. Thomas Law Review, Miami, Florida
  • The Practice of Law as a Profession and a Vocation
    2005
    Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska
  • The Practice of Law as a Profession and a Vocation
    2005
    Touro Law School, Huntington, New York
  • Work and Spirituality
    2005
    Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska
  • In A Dark Wood: Dante As A Spiritual Guide for Lawyers
    2004
    St. Thomas Law Review, Miami, Florida
  • The Practice of Law as a Calling
    2004
    Pepperdine University School of Law, Malibu, California
  • Clients, Courts, and Calling
    2003
    Fetzer Institute, Kalamazoo, Michigan
  • The Unity of Law and Religion
    2002
    A Symposium: The Theology of the Practice of Law, Macon, Georgia
  • Why Business Ethics Needs John Steinbeck
    2002
    John Steinbeck's Americas: A Centennial Conference, Hempstead, New York
  • Spiritual Values, Ethics, and Law
    January, 2001
    CPR Institute for Dispute Resolution, New York, New York
  • The Role of a Lawyer's Religion and Morals When Counseling Clients in Bioethics
    2001
    Religious Values and Legal Dilemmas in Bioethics, New York City, New York
  • Finding Passion and Spirituality in the Practice of Law
    2000
    Faith and Law 2000: Practicing Law and the Spiritual Life, Columbus, Ohio
  • Persons of Faith and the Practice of Law
    2000
    Law, Religion, and the Public Good, Queens, New York