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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Professor Jeffrey Stempel Provides Commentary on KNPR State of Nevada

Jeffrey Stempel is the Doris S. and Theodore B. Lee Professor of Law at the William S. Boyd School of Law.

On Feb. 11, he provided commentary on KNPR's State of Nevada segment titled Whatever Happened to Lawyers' Ethics?

"I think generally there's quite a rigorous system of trying to screen people, and I know the Bar examination vetting on Character and Fitness is very strong. There's, I think, very competent Bar Counsel in the state. It isn't just the Bar. You have federal prosecutors, state prosecutors. We have a very active press. I think the infrastructure is really pretty sound," Professor Stempel said. "What we're seeing lately is more likely to be a reflection of its soundness than the idea that there are 10 going free for every that gets caught."

Professor Stempel has numerous publications to his credit, including books, treatise chapters and supplements, and law review articles. He is a 1981 graduate of Yale Law School, where he was an editor of the Yale Law Journal and co-founder of the Yale Law and Policy Review.