Lgl Ethics (LAW-550-007)
2nd-yr p-t required
This course covers the various principles and rules that govern lawyer conduct. It satisfies the ABA requirement that all law students take a course in professional responsibility, but more importantly, it also has far reaching implications for your everyday practice after you graduate. My primary goal is to make you aware of the variety of practice settings in which lawyers work and the different pressures these practice settings generate; give you the tools to resolve the legal and ethical issues that lawyers confront every day; and help you navigate the enormous legal, cultural, and economic forces that are reshaping the legal profession. 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.
Textbooks and Other Materials
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Deborah Rhode & David Luban, Legal Ethics (6th ed., Foundation Press, 2012), ISBN No. 978–1–60930–208–5 NOTE: Please make sure you have the correct edition. Rules: Lisa Lerman and Phillip Schrag, Ethical Problems in the Practice of Law: Model Rules, State Variations, and Practice Questions (Aspen Pubs., 2014), ISBN No. 978-1-45485-191-2 NOTE: Only purchase the Rules Supplement – not the main textbook by the same authors. This is a new publication.
First Class Readings
Reading: Casebook, pp. 35-46; 50-65 Rules: Read and notate the first ½ of the Model Rules of Professional Conduct, including their comments.
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