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Spring 2009 - Professional Responsibility

Baker, Lynn A

Credit Hours: 3  Course ID: 385  Unique # 28480

Meeting Day(s)TimeLocation
MT12:30 - 1:45 pmTNH 2.123
Exam Type  Date Time      Name Range Regular Room Extegrity Room
Final Thursday, May 7 8:30 am - A-Z
2.140
2.140

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 exam.

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