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John M. Stuart, Esq.


JOHN M. STUART was the Minnesota State Public Defender from 1990 to 2014, supervising a state public defense system in which 700 lawyers and support staff represent 175,000 clients a year. Prior to that he was a trial court public defender for 12 years. Stuart has served as Co-Chair of the American Council of Chief Defenders and taught at the National Defender Leadership Institute. In Minnesota, he has worked on numerous statewide task forces dealing with racial fairness, drug and sex offender sentencing, child welfare and juvenile justice. He holds a B. A. from Haverford College (Haverford, PA) and a J.D from the State University of New York Law School at Buffalo, where he was a volunteer law clerk for the Attica Brothers Legal Defense. Stuart retired in 2014 and is still active in the justice system, continuing to work on creating more drug courts and treatment programs for nonviolent offenders as an alternative to jail time.

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Maxims, Monarchy and Sir Thomas More


Faculty:
Graham Thatcher |  Brian T. Guthrie |  Anna Marie Thatcher |  Alicia Garcia |  John M. Stuart |  Barry R. Vickrey
Duration:
2 Hours 28 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Short Description:
In 1535 one lawyer chose personal conscience over public loyalty and so threatened those in power that they killed him! Some have called Sir Thomas More the first "modern man." He was certainly the q...

Wed, Apr 07, 2021 - 10:00am to 12:28pm PDT


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Maxims, Monarchy and Sir Thomas More


Faculty:
Graham Thatcher |  Brian T. Guthrie |  Anna Marie Thatcher |  Alicia Garcia |  John M. Stuart |  Barry R. Vickrey
Duration:
2:19
Format:
Audio and Video
Short Description:
In 1535 one lawyer chose personal conscience over public loyalty and so threatened those in power that they killed him! Some have called Sir Thomas More the first "modern man." He was certainly the q...

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Clarence Darrow: Crimes, Causes, and the Courtroom


Faculty:
Graham Thatcher |  Anna Marie Thatcher |  Brian T. Guthrie |  Barry R. Vickrey |  Charles Abourezk |  Alicia Garcia |  John M. Stuart
Duration:
3 Hours 5 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Short Description:
A master of the courtroom stage, who possessed an uncanny understanding of human character, Clarence Darrow was arguably the greatest trial lawyer of the twentieth century. He was an adamant opponent ...

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On the Horns of a Dilemma: Clarence Darrow and the McNamara Case


Faculty:
Graham Thatcher |  Anna Marie Thatcher |  Charles Abourezk |  Alicia Garcia |  Brian T. Guthrie |  John M. Stuart |  Barry R. Vickrey
Duration:
1 Hour 5 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Short Description:
A master of the courtroom stage who possessed an uncanny understanding of human character, Clarence Darrow was arguably the greatest trial lawyer of the twentieth century. An adamant opponent of capit...

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Lincoln on Professionalism


Faculty:
Brian T. Guthrie |  Anna Marie Thatcher |  John M. Stuart |  Barry R. Vickrey
Duration:
1 Hour 18 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Short Description:
Abraham Lincoln once said, “As a peacemaker the lawyer has superior opportunity of being a good man [person]. There will still be business enough.” Lincoln on Professionalism was created by the Atlant...

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