There's yet another controversy involving race-relations at Duke University and big-name lawyers.
Last week, Steven Pfeiffer, the D.C.-based chairman of Texas-grown Fulbright & Jaworski, made a trip to Duke University's School of Law to apologize for a Fulbright partner who used the n-word during a training interview with law students. The partner had been recounting a story about a black man on trial for murder in the 1920s. "There is no excuse for what happened on this campus," Pfeiffer told students, according to Legal Times' sister paper Texas Lawyer. (The name of the offending partner was not disclosed).
Pfeiffer himself is no stranger to scandal. In 2004, Legal Times highlighted his role in providing legal advice to Riggs Bank about its business relationship with former Argentine despot Augusto Pinochet.