By Claudine Benmar
“If anyone’s going to go to jail, make sure it’s the client and not you.”
That, in a nutshell, is the advice Professor John Strait has given to countless law students and practicing lawyers in more than four decades of teaching, serving on numerous ethics committees, speaking to community groups, and leading CLEs.
As Prof. Strait prepares to retire at the end of this academic year, he reflected on his long career of working to build a bridge between academia and the practicing bar and bench, and remembered with pride the thousands of students he taught and who went on to become talented, hard-working lawyers.
His teaching career...