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Howard Lesnick

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Howard Lesnick
Howard Lesnick’s most recent book is Religion in Legal Thought and Practice (Cambridge, 2010). Along with many articles on ethical responsibility in law, religion and morality, and moral education, he has published The Moral Stake in Education: Contested Premises and Practices (with J.F. Goodman), which examines the meaning of morality and virtue, and the controversies over the ways in which it can be taught, and Listening for God: Religion and Moral Discernment, which asks where moral imperatives come from, and how the answers found in religion and in law affect one another.

A former law clerk to U.S. Supreme Court Justice John M. Harlan, Lesnick has served since 1978 as Impartial Umpire under the AFL-CIO Internal Disputes Plan. He is a founder and past president of the Society of American Law Teachers and has participated in litigation, training, and consultative work related to the legal problems of poor people. He has worked to develop methods by which law students, teachers, and practitioners can integrate their work with their aspirations and values, and was the 2030 recipient of an AALS Award for outstanding contributions to public service.

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