Spring 2016 Course Schedule

Lgl Ethics (LAW-550-001)

Meets: 01:30 PM - 03:20 PM (T) - Room Y403

Enrolled: 60 / Limit: 60

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This course covers the various principles and rules that govern lawyer conduct. While virtually all other law school courses focus primarily on issues of concern to clients, this course addresses issues of primary concern to you as law practitioner and future professional leader. In addition to satisfying the ABA requirement on professional responsibility, this course will introduce students to (1) the purposes and concepts behind the Rules of Professional Conduct, (2) the need to recognize and grapple with the ambiguities of the rules, (3) the role of facts in determining one’s legal ethics obligations, and (4) how the rules do (and don’t) fit together into a coherent whole.

Textbooks and Other Materials

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Lisa Lerman and Phillip Schrag, Ethical Problems in the Practice of Law: Concise Third Edition for Two-Credit Course, ISBN No. 978-1-45483-070-2 (NOTE: This is the Concise version) Lisa Lerman, Phillip Scrag, and Anjum Gupta, Ethical Problems in the Practice of Law: Model Rules, State Variations, and Practice Questions (2015-16), ISBN No. 978-1-4548-5191-2

First Class Readings

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