Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility
|Course Name||Jurisprudence and Legal Theory|
|Description||This course is concerned with the law governing Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility in England & Wales, and the United States of America, including the rules and codes of conduct for solicitors, barristers, and attorneys. Specifically, this course will cover the following subjects: |
[A] England & Wales (Fall, 2020)
(a) Introduction to Legal Ethics in England & Wales.
(b) Professionalism & Legal Services.
(c) Regulation & Discipline.
(d) Lawyer-Client Relationship.
(e) Conflicts of Interest.
(f) Confidentiality & Privilege.
(g) Third Parties (Non-Parties).
(h) Social Responsibility & the Public Interest.
(i) Litigation & Settlement.
(j) Commercial Practice
[B] United States (Spring, 2021)
(a) Introduction to Legal Ethics in the United States.
(b) American Legal System.
(c) Law of Lawyering.
(d) Advocate’s Role in Adversary System.
(e) Lawyer-Client Relationship.
(f) Confidentiality & Attorney-Client Relationship.
(g) Judicial Control of Adversarial Abuses.
(h) Criminal Law Requirements & Issues.
(i) Conflicts of Interest.
(j) Lawyers as Counselors & in Organizations.
(k) Negotiation & Mediation.
(l) Market Regulation
(m) Distribution of and Access to Legal Services. This course will cover relevant principles, statutes, rules, codes, and cases.
|Learning Outcomes||Upon completion of this course, students should be able to: |
– Know and understand English Legal Ethics & Professional Responsibility;
– Pass the AAU examination.
|School||John H. Carey II School of Law|
|Number of credits (US / ECTS)||3 US / 6 ECTS|