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. The course will cover most of the material that is typically tested on the MPRE.
This course fulfills the Professional Responsibility requirement for graduation. The exam will be a two-hour, in-class, objective (scantron) test.
9:10 - 10:00 am
1L and upperclass elective
Pass/Fail Not Allowed
Regulation of Lawyers: Problems of Law & Ethics
- Stephen Gillers