Professional Responsibility

Course Information

Registration Information

Meeting Times

Day Time Location
TUE, WED 9:10 - 10:00 am TNH 2.124

Evaluation Method

Type Date Time Location
Final May 2, 2014 8:30 am A-L in 3.124
M-Z in 3.125


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.

Textbooks ( * denotes required )

Regulation of Lawyers: Problems of Law & Ethics *
Stephen Gillers
Aspen/Wolters Kluwer , edition: 9th 2012
ISBN: 9781454802990


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