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Richard Zitrin is a graduate of Oberlin College, A.B. (1968), and New York University School of Law, J.D. (1974). He has taught Legal Ethics since 1977, and since 1994 at U.C. Hastings College of the Law. Professor Zitrin has authored three books and dozens of articles in the field, including a current bimonthly column, The Moral Compass, for American Law Media. He founded and was the first Director of the University of San Francisco’s Center for Applied Legal Ethics. He was coordinator of USF’s ethics curriculum and also taught Trial Practice. Professor Zitrin has chaired the California State Bar’s ethics committee; was awarded the ABA’s Pro Bono Publico Award in 2006; has remained in private practice, trying 50 cases to verdict; became a CA certified specialist in legal malpractice law in 2010; and was a technical advisor to the film Class Action (snagging a SAG card and a 13-word role opposite Gene Hackman).