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Legal Ethics (LAW-550-003)
Required for ALL 2nd-year JD Students. May not take LAW-550 & LAW-551
This course addresses the ethical requirements governing admission to the Bar and the practice of law. The issues we will examine are subject to various rules of conduct. Our focus is on the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct, a version of which has been adopted in most states, as well as the D.C. and Maryland Rules of Professional Conduct. In practice, you will be governed by the rules adopted by each tribunal that admits you to practice.
Textbooks and Other Materials
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Model Rules of Professional Conduct, ISBN 978-1-61632-934-1, 2011, ABA. There is also a required supplemental handout available at the Handout Sales room 465.
First Class Readings
In preparation of the first class on Tuesday, January 10, 2012, students are responsible for reading Unit One pages 1-20 of the copied materials, (including Battle 646 A.2d 315) and, in the ABA Book: Preamble, Scope, Essay, Rule 1.0 Terminology.
The syllabus is available in the following format(s):