Former Watergate and Whitewater counsel Sam Dash will speak Sept. 27 as part of the Frank G. Raichle Lecture Series at Canisius College.
His 8:15 p.m. address, "Can a Legally Ethical Lawyer Be a Moral Person?," will be delivered in Grupp Fireside Lounge of the Richard E. Winter '42 Student Center. It will be free to the public.
Currently a professor of law and director of the Institute of Criminal Law and Procedure at the Georgetown University Law Center in Washington D.C., Dash was chief counsel for the U.S. Senate Watergate Committee in 1973 and 1974 and served as ethics counsel to the independent counsel in the Whitewater investigation from 1994 to 1998.
Dash was also special consultant to the Senate of Puerto Rico on the Cerro Maravilla political murder investigation from 1983 to 1992 and chief counsel to the Senate of Alaska during that state's impeachment inquiry in 1985.
He is the author of numerous scholarly articles. His books include "Chief Counsel," an account of his Watergate experiences.
Dash, a member of the board of directors of the International League for Human Rights, is a 1947 graduate of Temple University in Philadelphia and a 1950 graduate of the Harvard Law School.
He is a member of the bars of the U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Circuit Courts for the 3rd, 9th and D.C. circuits, the Supreme Courts of Pennsylvania and Illinois and the District of Columbia Court of Appeals.
The Frank G. Raichle Series is named for the late Raichle, a leader of the American Bar Association and a Canisius College trustee.
The series is sponsored by the Frank G. Raichle Pre-Law Center, established at Canisius in 1981 with a gift from Raichle.