Andrew L. Kaufman

Andrew L. Kaufman

Charles Stebbins Fairchild Professor of Law, Harvard Law School
Andrew L. Kaufmann

Professor Kaufman's subjects are professional responsibility of lawyers and judges, constitutional law, commercial law, and professional ethics. He is the Charles Stebbins Fairchild Professor or Law at Harvard Law School. He has been chair of the Massachusetts Bar Association’s Committee on Professional Ethics since 1982 and has served on many committees appointed by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. In particular, he has been a member of the court’s Standing Committee on the Rules of Professional Conduct since 1995. He also served for fourteen years on the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court’s Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics and was a member of the committees that redrafted the Massachusetts Code of Judicial Conduct and the Rules of Professional Conduct. In 2000, Professor Kaufman was awarded the American Bar Association’s Michael B. Franck Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Field of Professional Responsibility.

Among his most recent works includes Cardozo, a biography of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Benjamin Cardozo, and Problems of Professional Responsibility in a Changing Profession, with David Wilkins.

Professor Kaufman was a charter Senior Fellow of the Ethics Center, one of a group of distinguished Harvard faculty members supporting, in 1986, the idea of an ethics initiative at the University.

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