238.03 Ethics and the Law of Lawyering

This course examines in detail the "law of lawyering" relating to such issues as the formation of the attorney-client relationship, confidentiality, communications with clients, conflicts of interest, regulation and discipline of attorneys, and numerous other areas relating to the lawyer's role in American society. In addressing these issues, we will consider the extent to which the law governing lawyers derives from the concept of a learned profession, as well as the degree to which the ethics of lawyering may differ from personal ethics and morality. While particular attention will be paid to the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct, the class will also examine other sources of relevant law, including the Restatement (Third) of the Law Governing Lawyers, court decisions, statutory rules, and administrative regulations.

Grading will be based on in-class participation and a final exam.

Spring 2016

Course NumberCourse CreditsEvaluation MethodInstructorMeeting Day/TimesRoom
238.03Kathryn Webb Bradley
9:00-10:50 AM
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