Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility

Course NameJurisprudence and Legal Theory
Course CodeLEG282
DescriptionThis 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 OutcomesUpon completion of this course, students should be able to:
– Know and understand English Legal Ethics & Professional Responsibility;
– Pass the AAU examination.
SchoolJohn H. Carey II School of Law
Number of credits (US / ECTS)3 US / 6 ECTS