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Spring 2014 - Professional Responsibility

Baker, Lynn A

Credit Hours: 2  Course ID: 285  Unique # 29740

Meeting Day(s)TimeLocation
TW1:15 - 2:05 pmTNH 2.138
Exam Type  Date Time      Name Range Regular Room Extegrity Room
Final Friday, May 2 8:30 am - A-L
M-Z
2.137
2.138
2.137
2.138

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 two-hour in-class exam.

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Textbooks
Regulation of Lawyers: Problems of Law & Ethics - Stephen Gillers
  Aspen/Wolters Kluwer, edition: 9th 2012
  ISBN: 9781454802990   (required)