Professional Responsibility

This survey course on lawyers' professional responsibilities is centered on two premises: (1) The practice of law is a business as well as a profession, and economic incentives therefore matter; and (2) more than 90 percent of all lawsuits settle. Thus, we will give special attention to the economic aspects of the attorney-client relationship and the various incentives that existing ethical Rules provide both lawyers and clients. We will also pay particular attention to a wide range of ethical issues surrounding the settlement process. This course fulfills the Professional Responsibility requirement for graduation. The exam will be a two-hour in-class exam.

Class Details

Meeting Days Time Location
Tuesday, Wednesday 9:10 - 10:00 am TNH 2.124
Exam Type Date Time Alpha Range Room
Final 5/2/14 8:30 am A-L
M-Z
3.124
3.125

Additional Information

Course Type

Textbooks

  • Regulation of Lawyers: Problems of Law & Ethics - Stephen Gillers
      Aspen/Wolters Kluwer , edition: 9th 2012
      ISBN: 9781454802990   (required)