Bloomberg Law
April 13, 2015, 5:04 PM

Judge Rakoff Speaks Out at Harvard Conference: Full Speech

Gabe Friedman

Editor’s Note: This post contains a speech that New York federal judge Jed Rakoff gave on April 10 at a Harvard Law School conference that examined the responsibilities and roles that lawyers play as professionals and as citizens. Earlier this morning, Big Law Business posted excerpts from Rakoff’s speech titled, “Mass Incarceration and the ‘Fourth Principle.” The judge provided a full copy of the speech, which we published below.

By Jed S. Rakoff, U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of New York

I have read with great interest the brilliant essay on Lawyers as Professionals and Citizens by Ben ...

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