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210.7 sec. 1 - Cutting Edge Issues in Professional Responsibility (Spring 2011)
Instructor: Patrick Hanlon (view instructor's teaching evaluations | profile)
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Meeting Time: TuTh 2:10-3:25
Meeting Location: 115
Course Start: January 11, 2011
Course Control Number (Non-1Ls): 49495
This course focuses on 3 cutting edge topics in current thought about professional responsibility: Globalization, Access to Justice, and Elections and the Judiciary.
In the last decade, law practice has gone global. The new international dimension of law practice raises new questions about state regulation of lawyers, interjurisdication practice, and lawyer independence. Other countries, especially England and Australia, are radically changing their regulation of lawyers. Can the US follow its own path? Should it?
At the other end of the practice spectrum, access to justice in the US is scandalous. Is professional regulation part of the problem or part of solution? Is there hope for pro bono? Do advertising/solicitation regulations make sense? Should we more liberally allow third party financing? Should we change the way legal fees are charged?
Our final focus is the judiciary, democracy, and freedom of speech. What rules should govern disqualification of judges who accept campaign contributions? Can states regulate the political expression of judicial candidates? What are the limits on lawyers criticizing judges?
Students who have taken another PR course can get credit for this one as well. We will pay special attention to California and NY rules.
This course satisfies the Professional Responsibility Requirement.
This course may satisfy the Writing Requirement.
Exam Notes: TH/P
Special Notes: LE(25)
Course Category: Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility
This course is cross-listed in the following categories:
Social Justice and Public Interest
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A reader will be used in this class.
Required Books are in blue
- The End of Lawyers?
Richard Susskind OBE,
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Copyright Date: To Be Determined
Price: To Be Determined