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Spring 2012 - Professional Responsibility

Baker, Lynn A

Unique # 29590 Credit Hours: 3 Course ID: 385
DayTimeLocation
MT12:30 - 1:45 pmTNH 3.142
Exam Type    Test Date Time      Name Range Regular Room Extegrity Room
  Final Thursday, May 10 8:30 am -   A-O
  P-Z
  2.138
  2.123
  2.138
  2.123

Description
3 credits - Open to first year students

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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