January 16, 2012
"Former president Richard Nixon was disbarred because of actions he took not while practicing law but while President of the United States…Nixon was disbarred even though he was not acting as a lawyer…[M]any other members of the Nixon administration, including former vice president Spiro Agnew and former attorney general John Mitchell, were also disbarred. The creation of the law school course in professional responsibility was in significant part a response to the misconduct of lawyers involved in the Watergate scandal."

Lerman & Schrag, Ethical Problems in the Practice of Law, p. 82-83.

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