Skip to main content

When Good Intentions Go Awry: An Introduction to Behavioral Ethics in a Legal Context

Speaker(s): Catherine Gage O'Grady
Recorded on: Nov. 10, 2015
PLI Program #: 163000

Professor Eldred came to New England Law after teaching at New York University Law School, Hofstra University School of Law, and Lewis & Clark Law School and has served as a public defender, civil rights lawyer, and human rights advocate.

He was an attorney with the Lawyers Committee for Human Rights, including service as a consultant for the Policing Program and as national outreach director, and with the Criminal Appeals Bureau and Federal Defender Division of the Legal Aid Society in New York and Brooklyn, New York, respectively.

Professor Eldred’s research explores the regulation and psychology of decision making of lawyers in various contexts, including criminal law and legal ethics. He has published in the Hofstra Law Review, Rutgers Law Review, and Kansas Law Review, among others.

After graduating from law school, he clerked for the Honorable James L. Oakes, chief judge, US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and was a Southern District pro se extern and litigation associate for Sullivan & Cromwell in New York. Eldred received a JD from Fordham University School of Law, where he served as notes and commentary editor of the Fordham Law Review.

Professor Eldred shares also his insights via two blogs: Behavioral Legal Ethics and The Continuing Duty (with Professor David Siegel), which is devoted to “...ensuring that lawyers constitutionally and ethically act as the very best lawyers they can be, before, during, and after their representation has ended.”