Fall 2007 - Professional Responsibility
Baker, Lynn A
Credit Hours: 3 Course ID: 385 Unique # 29345
|MTW||2:00 - 3:10 pm||TNH 2.140|
Thursday, December 13
1:30 pm -
This course is restricted to upper division students only.
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.
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This course fulfills the Professional Responsibility requirement for graduation. The exam will be a three-hour in-class, open-book (but closed note).