Chicago trial lawyer and principal at Clifford Law Offices Robert Clifford (BA ’73, JD ’76) is a familiar figure within the DePaul community. Clifford endowed the first chair on tort law and social policy at the College of Law in 1994, which provides support for faculty research and teaching and makes possible the celebrated annual Clifford Symposium. He also serves on the DePaul University Board of Trustees and on the advisory board to the International Aviation Law Institute. In December, Chicago Lawyer magazine named Clifford its Person of the Year.
Dialogue magazine and Dean Gregory Mark recently met with Clifford and discussed the value of intellectually open debate, the future of the legal profession, and Clifford’s tireless efforts to parse ethical challenges in the field.
Read the Clifford Q&A from Dialogue Spring 2013.