Professional Ethics Institutes

Washington and Lee has a long tradition of sponsoring professional ethics institutes that bring together current students, practicing professionals, alumni, and guest speakers to discuss ethical “case studies” in the areas of business ethics, medical ethics, legal ethics and environmental ethics. These two-day institutes are typically run in conjunction with an undergraduate class in the relevant area, and involve both a keynote lecture that is open to the public, as well as intensive seminar sessions with invited participants. The Knight Program in Media Ethics runs two of these institutes each year (in the fall and winter), and the Mudd Center for Ethics is committed to running at least one professional ethics institute each year. Below are the dates of upcoming and past professional ethics institute lectures:

2018 Legal Ethics Institute

March 26, 2018

Invited Legal Scholars:

Tim Dare, Professor of Philosophy and Law, University of Auckland, New Zealand

Brad Wendel, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Law, Cornell Law School

Monday, March 26, 12:15-6:00 pm, Elrod Commons 345

2017 Business Ethics Institute

November 30 - December 1, 2017

Keynote address: Laura Gomez, Founder and CEO, Atipica, Inc.

Thursday, November 30, 5:00 pm, Stackhouse Theater, Elrod Commons

2016 Business Ethics Institute

December 1-2, 2016

Keynote address: Nien-he Hsieh, Associate Professor of Business Administration, Harvard University

Thursday, December 1, 5:00 pm, Northen Auditorium, Leyburn Library

2015 Business Ethics Institute

December 4-5, 2015, Location TBA

2014 Business Ethics Institute

Ed Soule, Keynote Address, Humane Management: Apparel Brands and the People That Make Our Clothes
Associate Professor at McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University
Friday, December 5, 5:00 pm, Northen Auditorium, Leyburn Library