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9 Widener J. Pub. L. 281 (1999-2000)


I am grateful to Professor Lee for the opportunity to comment on this fine set of papers regarding the ethical obligations of government lawyers. These papers shed light on many interesting aspects of serving the government. Professors Shaffer and Lee explore the peculiar challenges to integrity that a lawyer experiences when he has a client who can chop his head off. The challenges are less today, but a lawyer with large student loans to pay may not realize that they are. Professor Hazard points out that government lawyers are government employees with the responsibilities that government employment entails. Professor Green shows that government lawyers may also be public officials with the duty of fairness that all public officials share. These are all important points.



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