Spring 2020 Course Schedule

Legal Ethics (LAW-550-006)
Adrian Alvarez

Meets: 04:00 PM - 05:50 PM (W) - Yuma - Room Y400

Enrolled: 64 / Limit: 65

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12/4/2019: The syllabus will be posted at the beginning of January 2020, but see below for the readings for the first day of class. Please come prepared to discuss Spaulding v. Zimmerman on the first day of class.


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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Required Casebook: Deborah Rhode, et al, Legal Ethics (7th Ed. 2016)

First Class Readings

Casebook Readings: 306-311 (Spaulding v. Zimmerman plus Notes and Questions); 92-104; ABA Model Rules Reading: 8.3, 8.4 (read MR and comments)