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Spring 2014 - Professional Responsibility

Baker, Lynn A

Course ID: 285  Unique # 29740  Credit Hours: 2
Meeting DaysTimesLocation
   Tuesday 1:15 pm - 2:05 pm TNH 2.138
   Wednesday 1:15 pm - 2:05 pm TNH 2.138
Exam Type   Date   Time      Name Range   Room  
  Final Friday, May 2    8:30 am          A-L
      M-Z
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)