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Legal Ethics (LAW-550-008)

Meets: 01:00 PM - 02:50 PM (T) - Room 503

Enrolled: 52 / Limit: 55


Required for ALL 2nd-year JD Students. May not take LAW-550 & LAW-551


An examination of the ethical obligations of the lawyer, including a detailed analysis of the Model Code of Professional Responsibility and the Model Rules of Professional Conduct.

Textbooks and Other Materials

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Lisa Lerman and Philip Schrag, Ethical Problems in the Practice of Law (Aspen Publ. 2d ed. 2008); and Stephen Gillers, Roy Simon, and Andrew Perlman, Regulation of Lawyers: Statutes and Standards Concise Edition 2012 (to be published in late Dec. 2011)

First Class Readings

Introduction to Legal Ethics, the Legal Profession, and the Bar Exam (Lerman & Schrag, pp. 20-21, 38-39, 45-56, 746-47 (top)); and Questions of Access to Legal Services and Unauthorized Practice of Law (Lerman & Schrag, pp. 820-23 (mid), 865-69)


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