Legal Ethics (Online) (LAW-550-E001)
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Legal Ethics (also called "Professional Responsibility") is an area of law that will be pervasive in your professional life. We will address all the significant issues of legal ethics in this course, including those related to client confidentiality, candor, competence, and avoiding conflicts of interest ("the 4C's" of legal ethics).
There are three main objectives of this course:
First, the course will identify for you the substantive rules or standards of legal ethics - not only the minimum standards to which all attorneys must conform but also professional conduct to which all attorneys should aspire.
Second, by discussing factual hypotheticals that raise ethics issues, the course is intended to expose you to the kinds of real-world problems you will confront in your practice and provide a basis for understanding how you may ethically resolve those problems.
And, third, the course will help you prepare for the Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination (MPRE).
Textbooks and Other Materials
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Thomas D. Morgan et al., Professional Responsibility: Problems and Materials (Foundation Press 2018 - Unabridged 13th Edition) [ISBN # 9781683282136] & 2021 version of "Selected Standards: Professional Responsibility" Supplement [ISBN # 9781647080716
First Class Readings
Casebook ("CB") skim pp. 1-31; read pp. 35-87
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