Course Information

Course Number

238

Credits

2

Area of Study & Practice

  • Civil Litigation: Practice and Procedure
  • Ethics and Professional Responsibility
  • Legal Profession and Practice

JD Graduation Requirements

This course typically satisfies all or some of the following JD graduation requirements:
  • Ethics & Professionalism

Ethics and the Law of Lawyering

This course examines in detail the "law of lawyering" relating to such issues as the formation of the attorney-client relationship, confidentiality, communications with clients, conflicts of interest, regulation and discipline of attorneys, and numerous other areas relating to the lawyer’s role in American society. In addressing these issues, we will consider the extent to which the law governing lawyers derives from the concept of a learned profession, as well as the degree to which the ethics of lawyering may differ from personal ethics and morality. While particular attention will be paid to the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct, the class will also examine other sources of relevant law, including the Restatement (Third) of the Law Governing Lawyers, court decisions, statutory rules, and administrative regulations.

Grading will be based on in-class participation and a final exam.


Please note that course organization and content may vary substantially from semester to semester and descriptions are not necessarily professor specific. Please contact the instructor directly if you have particular course-related questions.

Sections/Instructors

Kathryn Webb Bradley
Ethics and the Law of Lawyering 238.03
Spring 2015

Kathryn Webb Bradley
Ethics and the Law of Lawyering 238.02
Spring 2015

Mary Beth Basile Chopas
Ethics and the Law of Lawyering 238.01
Fall 2014
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Rodney A. Smolla
Ethics and the Law of Lawyering 238.03
Fall 2013
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Kathryn Webb Bradley
Ethics and the Law of Lawyering 238.02
Fall 2013
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Kathryn Webb Bradley
Ethics and the Law of Lawyering 238.01
Fall 2013
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Kathryn Webb Bradley
Ethics and the Law of Lawyering 238.03
Spring 2013
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Dana A. Remus
Ethics and the Law of Lawyering 238.02
Fall 2012
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Kathryn Webb Bradley
Ethics and the Law of Lawyering 238.01
Fall 2012
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S. Hannah Demeritt
Ethics and the Law of Lawyering 238.03
Fall 2011
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This section will focus on public interest law.

Kathryn Webb Bradley
Ethics and the Law of Lawyering 238.02
Fall 2011
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Kathryn Webb Bradley
Ethics and the Law of Lawyering 238.01
Fall 2011
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Kathryn Webb Bradley
Ethics and the Law of Lawyering 238.02
Fall 2010
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This class is being taught for 2 credits.

Kathryn Webb Bradley
Ethics and the Law of Lawyering 238.01
Fall 2010
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This class is being taught for 3 credits.

Kathryn Webb Bradley
Ethics and the Law of Lawyering 238.03
Spring 2010
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Kathryn Webb Bradley
Ethics and the Law of Lawyering 238.02
Fall 2009
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*** 3 credit session ***

Kathryn Webb Bradley
Ethics and the Law of Lawyering 238.01
Fall 2009
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2-credit section

Theresa Newman
Ethics and the Law of Lawyering 238.03
Spring 2009
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Kathryn Webb Bradley
Ethics and the Law of Lawyering 238.02
Fall 2008
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*This section will be for 3 credits.*

Kathryn Webb Bradley
Ethics and the Law of Lawyering 238.01
Fall 2008
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Kathryn Webb Bradley
Ethics and the Law of Lawyering 238.02
Spring 2008
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Allison Rice
Ethics and the Law of Lawyering 238.03
Spring 2007
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Kathryn Webb Bradley
Ethics and the Law of Lawyering 238.02
Spring 2007
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Ethics and the Law of Lawyering 238.01
Fall 2006

Allison Rice
Ethics and the Law of Lawyering 238.03
Spring 2006

Kathryn Webb Bradley
Ethics and the Law of Lawyering 238.02
Fall 2005
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Ethics and the Law of Lawyering 238.01
Fall 2005

Allison Rice
Ethics and the Law of Lawyering 238.03
Spring 2005

Andrew Foster
Ethics and the Law of Lawyering 238.02
Spring 2005

Ethics and the Law of Lawyering 238.01
Fall 2004

Ethics and the Law of Lawyering 238.03
Spring 2004

Cindy Adcock
Ethics and the Law of Lawyering 238.02
Spring 2004

Allison Rice
Ethics and the Law of Lawyering 238.01
Spring 2004

Allison Rice
Ethics and the Law of Lawyering 238.04
Spring 2003

Walter Cox
Ethics and the Law of Lawyering 238.03
Spring 2003

James E. Coleman, Jr.
Ethics and the Law of Lawyering 238.02
Spring 2003

John Conley
Ethics and the Law of Lawyering 238.04
Spring 2002

Theresa Newman
Ethics and the Law of Lawyering 238.02
Spring 2002

Thomas B. Metzloff
Ethics and the Law of Lawyering 238.05
Spring 2001

Karen Sage
Ethics and the Law of Lawyering 238.04
Spring 2001