McGeorge School of Law

Nader Will Speak at Ethics Event

September 20, 2007

Ralph Nader speaks on professional ethics and corporate responsibility at the 2nd Annual Ethics Across the Professions Symposium this month. A daylong series of panel presentations, the symposium features academics and practitioners from a wide array of professions, including law, medicine, journalism and business.

Nader, who ran for the U.S. presidency as recently as 2000, has served as a de facto 'corporate conscience' for nearly fifty years. His capstone presentation in the McGeorge Lecture Hall on Thursday, September 20th at 5 p.m. is free with advance reservations. RSVP to 916-739-7171. Please note: doors close promptly at 4:50 p.m.

Papers presented at this year's symposium, which focuses on the relationship between professional ethics and corporate conduct, will be published in the McGeorge Law Review. Students who attend the symposium will receive free tickets to Ralph Nader's lecture.

The Ethics Across the Professions Symposium, featuring Ralph Nader is funded by the Sierra Health Foundation and organized by McGeorge professor George Harris.


9:00-9:15 a.m.

By Professor George C. Harris, McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific

9:15-10:45 a.m.
PANEL: Mediating Professional Ethics and Organizational Interests

Moderated By Professor George C. Harris

"The 'Ethics' of Organizational Ethics in a Pluralistic Setting: Conflicts of Interest, Values and Goals" by Professor Roberta Loewy, University of California, Davis

"Addressing Ethical Commitments When Professionals Partner with Organizations" by Professors Ann Mills and Donna Chen, University of Virginia

"For You Alone? Dual-Investor Theory and Fiduciary Relationships" by Professor Eugene Schlossberger, Purdue University

11:00 a.m.-Noon
PANEL: Professional Ethics and the Academy

Moderated By Professor Gregory C. Pingree, McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific

"Beyond the Ethics Course: Promoting Mutual, Internal, and External Accountability" by Professor Elletta Sangrey Callahan, Syracuse University

"Shanghaiing America's Best Thinking: Musings on University Corporatization, Chinese Partnerships and Embracing Critical Theory" by Professor Tim Hatcher, North Carolina State University

1:30-3:00 p.m.
PANEL: Professional Ethics and the Demands of Commerce

Moderated By Professor John Cary Sims, McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific

"Commerce and Care: The Irreconcilable Tension Between Selling and Caring" by Professor Bruce Peltier, University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry

"Emerging Professions: Ethics and Mortgage Lending" by Dr. Kevin Boileau, Co-Executive Director, Ethical Lending Foundation, State of Washington

"Journalism Ethics and the Independent Journalist" by Professor Molly Dugan, California State University, Sacramento

3:15-4:45 p.m.
PANEL: Business Ethics

Moderated By Professor Anne Bloom, McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific

"Corporate Social Performance: Ethics and Corporate Conduct" by Professor Newman Peery, University of the Pacific, Eberhardt School of Business

"Professionals, Business Practitioners and Prudential Justice" by Professor Peter Madsen, Carnegie Mellon University

"The Hollowing Out of Business Ethics: Abandoning a Tradition" by Professor Richard S. Marens, California State University, Sacramento

5:00-6:00 p.m.
SPECIAL PRESENTATION: Ralph Nader: "Professional Ethics and Corporate Responsibility"

McGeorge Lecture Hall
Please note: tickets required for admission. Doors close promptly at 4:50 p.m.