“Equal justice under law” — these words, written in stone on the face of the Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C., express the goal of our judicial system. But what exactly is justice, and when was the last time you and your partners and associates thought about justice as it relates to your practice?

When I was in my third year at Catholic University Law School, one of my favorite college professors, Joseph Cropsey, came to campus to give a lecture on natural law. I had taken two of Cropsey’s courses at the University of Chicago: “Ancient Political Philosophy” and “Modern Political Philosophy.” Those courses changed my life.

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