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211.5 sec. 1 - The Law and Ethics of Lawyering in Civil and Criminal Litigation (Spring 2012)

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: 145

Course Start: January 09, 2012
Course Control Number (Non-1Ls): 49544

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
This course is cross-listed in the following categories:
Litigation and Procedure

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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: To Be Determined
  • Professional Responsibility: Standards Rules and Statutes
    Dzienkiowski, John S.
    Edition: 2011
    Publisher: West Group
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: To Be Determined

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