Respecting Atticus Finch and Scout
Respecting Atticus Finch, and Scout, an essay for the ABA Conference on Professional Responsibility, Memphis, June 2, 2011. This program centered on a documentary about the book To Kill a Mockingbird and its author. Monroe Freedman has wisely and pointedly criticized Atticus’s conduct. I believe, however, that the theme of his defense of Tom Robinson has much to teach us.
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