ND Law & Business Group
Law & Business Committee
The purpose of this Committee shall be to promote the mission, objectives, and activities of the University of Notre Dame (“UND”), Saint Mary’s College (“SMC”), and Notre Dame Law School (“NDLS”) and Notre Dame Graduate Business School (NDGBS) as related to the legal and business professions in the Atlanta area. Included in the Committee’s purposes are the following:
· To encourage, foster, and promote interest and participation of lawyer/graduate business alumni in the various activities related to and for the benefit of UND, SMC, NDLS and NDGBS;
· To promote professional development and to advance the highest principles of ethics and professionalism among members, prospective members, and the bar generally;
· To provide a forum for networking and to cultivate a spirit of cooperation and camaraderie among its members; and
To encourage and assist students and alumni of UND, SMC, NDLS and NDGBS in pursuing careers in the legal and business professions.
Today, many believe that business ethics is an oxymoron. Following the spirit of the famous line, “an ambassador is an honest man lying abroad for the good of his country,” some business leaders conduct their operations as if the bottom line is the only concern. Is it possible to do well while doing good? Discussing many examples such as 3M, Sumitomo, and Novartis, the lecture discusses how it is possible to outline a way for a business manager to exhibit superior performance in business and yet be a model of virtue and ethical values.