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Fall 2007 - Professional Responsibility

Baker, Lynn A

Unique # 29345 Credit Hours: 3 Course ID: 385
DayTimeLocation
MTW2:00 - 3:10 pmTNH 2.140
Exam Type    Test Date Time      Name Range Regular Room Extegrity Room
  Final Thursday, December 13 1:30 pm -   A-LE
  LF-Z
  2.137
  2.139
  2.137
  2.139
Registration Information
This course is restricted to upper division students only.

Description
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 three-hour in-class, open-book (but closed note).

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