Dear Professor ____________,
I have received virtually no indication of willingness of tort law professors to participate in a public statement of views regarding tort reform and plaintiffs’ lawyers, whether pro or con, or in a neutral way. Two tort law professors said they would be interested in signing a letter to The Wall Street Journal such as I drafted. Several tort law professors who disagreed with me were summarily dismissive of me, and no professors who disagreed were receptive to a solicitation to work with me in the preparation and submission of an oppositional or alternative statement of position on this subject that is high on the national political agenda.
As a result, I have shifted my angle of approach on the subject to an article I have written entitled “Is U.S. Society Serious About Business Ethics?” I am circulating the article to business ethics publications and to professors of business ethics at business schools. My article has been published online at http://www.spectacle.org/0305/shatt.html by a publication called The Ethical Spectacle.
Perhaps this new angle of mine will engender more commentary by academic experts than I have been able to elicit thus far.
Thursday, November 22, 2007
Back to the law professors
With the publication of "Is Society Serious About Business Ethics?" by The Ethical Spectacle in March 2005 The Ethical Spectacle March 2005, I went back to the law professors with this email: