Ethics for Trial Lawyers (LAW-915-001)
Seth Guggenheim, Kathleen Uston
"Pre-requisites: Either Criminal or Civil Trial Advocacy (LAW 694) or (LAW 695). Assessment: In-class simulations and exercises, class participation, and final exam."
This class surveys the ethical terrain for litigators in both the criminal and civil context. The course uses case law, bar opinions, and role play exercises developed by the National Institute of Trial Advocacy (NITA) to allow students to identify and resolve ethical issues through simulated exercises. This course is a practical, exercise driven course that sensitizes students to the common conflicts that arise in litigation, informs them of the rules that govern their conduct, and allows them to work through conflicts in a safe environment where mistakes are not costly to themselves or their clients.
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