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'Stand on the rock of honesty,' Elder D. Todd Christofferson tells students at Duke University School of Law
Before the gathering of law students and guests Elder Christofferson discussed with Dean David F. Levi the various phases of his legal career and his calling to Church service. He is a member of the Quorum of the Twelve.
Elder Christofferson reviewed the beginning of his legal career in 1972 on the front lines of the case that ended the presidency of Richard M. Nixon (a Duke Law alumnus from 1937). During a two-year clerkship with Chief Judge John Sirica of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, Elder Christofferson worked almost exclusively on Watergate-related matters, as Judge Sirica oversaw all the legal proceedings related to the June 1972 break-in at Democratic presidential campaign headquarters at Washington's Watergate Hotel and office complex.
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