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 Duquesne Law Professor to Lecture on Money, Morality and The Law 

 

SPOTLIGHT

March 3, 2004

CONTACT: Gordon Ovenshine (724) 738-4854; e-mail: gordon.ovenshine@sru.edu

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DUQUESNE LAW PROFESSOR TO LECTURE ON MONEY, MORALITY AND THE LAW

MARCH 25 AT SLIPPERY ROCK UNIVERSITY; PUBLIC INVITED

                SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – As a lawyer, Abraham Lincoln often used humor to make a point, even poking fun at himself.  Duquesne School of Law Professor Mark Yochum comes to Slippery Rock University March 25 to give a public lecture “The Bonehead Play” that promises to be as entertaining as informative.

                Taking his title from a baseball analogy for an error, Yochum will discuss what lawyers do right and what lawyers do wrong in the high-profile arena of corporate law, a field that has grabbed headlines with the Enron and Martha Stewart cases.

            Students and the public are invited to the free lecture 12:30 p.m. in Strain Behavioral Science Building Auditorium. SRU’s philosophy department and Student Government Association will sponsor his visit.

           Yochum is chairman of the Professional Ethics Program at the Duquesne School of Law.

           “This talk is especially geared for non-lawyers, which means it addresses ethical issues that span many professions,” SRU’s Dr. William Oman, professor of philosophy says. “On top of his years in the teaching and practice of law, Yochum has 20 years of experience in legitimate theater.  He mixes humor, plain examples and even dramatic to bring ethical issues in the law into focus.”

            Yochum is faculty adviser to the Duquesne School of Law’s National Tax Moot Court team, which competes every spring in a contest sponsored by the Florida Bar Association.  For nearly 15 years, he has traveled to St. Petersburg Beach, Fla. with student litigators hoping to win the prize.

                Yochum is the law school’s leading specialist on tax law. He also has written articles – which he modestly describes as “both short and long” – on legal ethics in general and on specific problems in tax law, accounting and bankruptcy. 

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