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Spring 2009 - Professional Responsibility

Baker, Lynn A

Course ID: 385  Unique # 28480  Credit Hours: 3
Meeting DaysTimesLocation
   Monday 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm TNH 2.123
   Tuesday 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm TNH 2.123
Exam Type   Date   Time      Name Range   Room  
  Final Thursday, May 7    8:30 am          A-Z
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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