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211.5 sec. 1 - The Law and Ethics of Lawyering in Civil and Criminal Litigation (Spring 2013)

Instructor: Stephen McG. Bundy  (view instructor's teaching evaluations | profile)
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Units: 3
Meeting Time: MW 8:35-9:50
Meeting Location: 12

Course Start: January 07, 2013
Course Control Number (Non-1Ls): 49559

This is a course that is intended to highlight the principal ethics issues facing civil and criminal litigators, highlighting both shared elements and important differences between the ethical regimes in civil and criminal cases. We will look at duties to the client, to the court, to third parties, and to the legal system. We will contrast the roles of lawyers in private civil litigation with those who do criminal defense or prosecution. Among the topics included are: attorney client privilege, duty of confidentiality, duty of loyalty, duty of competence, fact investigation, evidence preservation, frivolous claims, malicious prosecution and abuse of process, negotiation and settlement, relationships with opposing parties and third parties, witness preparation, argument, duties of candor to the court; conflict of interest, and more.

This course satisfies the Professional Responsibility Requirement.

Exam Notes: TH
Course Category: Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility

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Required Books are in blue

  • Developing Judgment About Practicing Law
    David McGowan,
    Publisher: West
    ISBN: 9780314268013
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: $78.90
    Note: prices are sampled from internet bookstores. Folletts prices are unavailable at this time.
  • Professional Responsibility, Standards, Rules & Statutes, 2011-2012
    John S. Dzienkowski,
    Publisher: West
    ISBN: 9780314274670
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: 29.05
    Note: prices are sampled from internet bookstores. Ned's prices are unavailable at this time.

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