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Austin College hosts law symposium

SHERMAN, TX -- Austin College students got a lesson in ethics from a group of North Texas judges and attorneys.

U.S. District Court Judge Barbara Lynn was among the featured speakers at the college's annual Kenneth W. Street Law Symposium.

The attorneys talked about the importance of ethics in all fields of law.

They also discussed ways to overcome what they call the 'misperceptions of lawyers', how most people only know lawyers from what they see on T.V.

Both students and attorneys say events like these help professionals in every field, not just law.

"I think it's useful for lawyers to get together and share stories and compare notes about how they've handled difficult ethical situations," said Kevin White, president of the Austin College Law Association.

"Ethics is such a broad topic that it really applies to people in all fields. Whether it's teaching or science or engineering, ethics is very broad so everyone can learn from it," said political science student, Alexander Clark.


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