Legal Ethics (LAW-550-001)
All summer 2021 classes will be taught online. Classes may have a combination of live sessions and asynchronous materials/assignments. The block of time listed here will be the maximum amount of live session meeting time expected of you and may decrease.
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. This course will be interactive, including in-class exercises to motivate appreciation for, and discussion of, how and when ethical dilemmas arise, and the various approaches to resolving them appropriately. The course will also offer an opportunity to practice model examination questions in the style of the MPRE questions to gain comfortability with a multiple choice format.
Textbooks and Other Materials
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- Lisa G. Lerman, Philip G. Schrag, and Robert Rubinson, Ethical Problems in thePractice of Law (5th Ed., Wolters Kluwer 2020)
- Lisa G. Lerman, Philip G. Schrag, and Anjum Gupta, Ethical Problems in thePractice of Law: Model Rules, State Variations, and Practice Questions (WoltersKluwer)
Please note: It is essential that you use the edition of the Casebook and the Supplement identified above.
Readings will be supplemented by occasional portal postings, as noted. Please bring both the text and the supplement to every online class. You will need them both.
First Class Readings
Text: pp. xxxi-xxxv, 1-45
Supp: Model Rules Preamble and Scope; Rule 8.1
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