Legal Ethics and Professionalism (LAW 421.3)

Recent/Current Offerings

Syllabus / Public content Section Term Instructor
LAW 421 01 September 2016 William Cotter (primary instructor)
LAW 421 02 September 2016 William Cotter (primary instructor)
LAW 421 03 September 2016 William Cotter (primary instructor)
LAW 421 04 September 2016 William Cotter (primary instructor)
LAW 421 05 September 2016 William Cotter (primary instructor)
 
LAW 421 05 January 2016 Sarah Buhler (primary instructor)

Description

Introduces students to i) the roles, responsibilities and authority of the legal profession and ii) the legal and ethical duties of lawyers in the practice of law. The regulation of various aspects of the profession - admission, regulation of the practice of law, lawyer discipline, etc. are critically examined. As well, students will learn the elements of a lawyer's duties to client, the court and others, including himself or herself. This involves an understanding of the lawyer's role in the adversary system, the nature of lawyer-client confidentiality, integrity and conflicts of interest in various roles performed by lawyers.

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