An introduction to the roles that lawyers play in our legal system; the structure of today’s legal profession; the basis for the lawyer's responsibilities to clients, courts, the profession, and society generally; the prevailing rules of legal ethics; and the expanding body of law that governs lawyers in addition to the ethics rules.
Regulation of Lawyers, by Stephen Gillers, 8th Ed., Aspen, ISBN: 978-0-7355-7969-9
Professional Responsibility Standards, Rules and Statutes, by John Dzienkowski, latest edition
Lecture and discussion
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Class participation is required. Students will be called on and expected to be fully prepared and participate in discussion.