The popular blog, “Legal Ethics Forum”, posted their “Top Ten Legal Ethics Stories of 2011.” Coming in at number one on the list was “Contracting around Conflicts”, which was supported by articles that covered cases pertaining to conflict decisions and agreements between lawyers and clients on how to handle conflicts arising in the future. Professor Ronald Rotunda received a mention in this category for his article that “usefully gathers and catalogs situations where courts have permitted lawyers to hire separate counsel to handle some part of an engagement as to which the first lawyer had some conflict.” To see Professor Rotunda’s article, and to see what else made the Top Ten list, follow this link.
Robbie Munoz (JD ’20) was an amateur boxer training to qualify for the U.S. Olympic boxing team trials in 2008 when he suffered a knee injury. He underwent what should have been a standard procedure to repair it, but the surgeon ended up operating on the wrong knee. The resulting damage meant Munoz’s budding athletic