Professional Responsibility

Author: Barbara Glesner Fines
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ISBN: 9781594606502
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This text is directed toward the learning outcomes students need and want in a basic professional responsibility course: mastering the doctrine regarding the regulation of law practice (including express instruction on reading rules and researching the law of professional responsibility); forming a vision of themselves as an attorney and a career plan that fits that vision; learning to identify the risks of discipline, liability, or business and reputational loss; and acquiring skills to practice law in a way that reduces those risks. The book provides clear learning outcomes for each unit, learning tools such as self-tests, checklists and graphics. Each chapter includes practice problems, including exercises designed to integrate skills such as reflection, research, counseling, and drafting. An appendix provides students advice on preparing for the multistate professional responsibility exam, with practice multiple-choice problems.This book is part of the Context and Practice Series, edited by Michael Hunter Schwartz, Professor of Law & Associate Dean for Faculty and Academic Development, Washburn University School of Law.

Advanced Torts

Author: Alex B. Long
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ISBN: 9781611630992
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Advanced Torts focuses primarily on tort theories that are not covered in significant detail in the standard first-semester Torts course. However, the book explores these topics with a particular emphasis on how they apply to lawyers engaged in the practice of law. Thus, students learn about defamation, interference with contractual relations, etc. while reading cases and working through problems that frequently involve lawyers as litigants. Given the reality that a lawyer is more likely to be sued for malpractice or some related theory during the lawyer's career than it is the lawyer will face professional discipline, the subject matter of the book should resonate with students in a way that most Advanced Torts books do not. The book covers the theories of liability often addressed in Advanced Torts courses, and some of the cases do not involve lawyers as parties. In this sense, the book is general enough that it can be used in any Advanced Torts class. However, it also includes material that should be of special concern for lawyers, including several chapters devoted to legal malpractice. Thus, it could be used in an Advanced Torts class as well as a stand-alone class devoted to legal malpractice and related theories of liability. Throughout the book, the authors make a conscious effort to help aspiring lawyers develop their professional identities as they learn the doctrine. This book is part of the Context and Practice Series, edited by Michael Hunter Schwartz, Professor of Law and Dean of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock Bowen School of Law.

Professional responsibility

Author: Nathan M. Crystal
Publisher: Aspen Publishers
ISBN:
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Resolving ethical questions in practice is only one dimension of this unique and exciting casebook by Nathan Crystal --PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY: Problems of Practice And The Profession. Using engaging realistic problems, Crystal challenges students to make ethical judgments based on three interrelated aspects: personal values, specific practice roles, and instructional considerations, such as legal services for indigents. Following and introductory chapter on the rules and standards of professional conduct, Crystal examines ethical issues by areas of practice. This unique structure places discussions in context, underscores key concepts such as confidentiality, and helps students focus on their career choice. Chapters, include: criminal defense and prosecution civil Litigation office practice government And The judiciary In the final two chapters, Crystal explores questions of institutional structure: delivery of legal services the adversary system and discrimination in the profession Though the casebook is problem-based, Crystal includes discussion of important cased to give you the flexibility to teach by traditional case analysis. Readable explanatory text and excerpts from cases, opinions, And The literature of professional responsibility provide meaningful background. This complete teaching package features a comprehensive Teacher's Manual that includes discussion questions for each of the problems and suggestions for using simulations and other methodologies.

Traversing the Ethical Minefield

Author: Susan R. Martyn
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 1454818824
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Using compelling problems and other pedagogical strategies for conveying materials effectively and memorably to students, this innovative casebook covers a wide range of ethical issues and challenges facing the practicing attorney. Short enough to provide focus but long enough to convey the rich texture of the material, Traversing the Ethical Minefield is student-friendly and highly teachable. The Third Edition introduces new coverage of social networking and how this emerging phenomenon is shaping the law governing lawyers. Features: Comprehensive coverage of a wide range of ethical issues through a combination of relevant and interesting problems, cases, ethics opinions, and thematic notes that showcase and clarify the developing law governing lawyers. Student-accessible, teachable problems encourage nuanced explorations of the Model Rules, Restatement, cases, and materials, suited to both large- and small-classes. Short stories illuminate ethical dilemmas in the context of legal practice. Original thematic mini-law-review notes introduce students to the vast commentary about the legal profession and the law governing lawyers, organized around recurring themes: Lawyers'roles in representing clients. The law governing lawyers. The limits of the law. Practice pointers. Lawyers and other professionals. Lawyers in practice. Text is short enough to cover in a typical course but detailed enough to provide thorough treatment of the issues at hand. Annual statutory supplement with bound-in CD of state codes. The revised Third Edition includes new material covering: The effect of social networking and social media on the practice of law. Developing ethical challenges to lawyers practicing in a networked world.

Antitrust Law

Author: Steven Semeraro
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ISBN: 9781611636284
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Economic analysis is indispensable to antitrust law; however, existing casebooks tend to be too economically sophisticated for typical students or too case-law-centered to convey the richness of modern practice. Antitrust Law challenges students with enough practical economic theory to prepare them for practice without the jargon, math, and graphs that tend to confuse more than they elucidate. By describing issues and elements in plain English and providing hypothetical problems and practice examinations, this book enables all students to master the economic fundamentals needed to become an antitrust lawyer.

Emanuel Law Outlines for Professional Responsibility

Author: James E. Moliterno
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 1454877480
Format: PDF
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The most trusted name in law school outlines, Emanuel Law Outlines were developed while Steve Emanuel was a student at Harvard Law and were the first to approach each course from the point of view of the student. Invaluable for use throughout your course and again at exam time, Emanuel Law Outlines are well-correlated to all major casebooks to help you to create your own outlines. Sophisticated yet easy to understand, each guide includes both capsule and detailed explanations of critical issues, topics, and black letter law you must know to master the course. Quiz Yourself Q&As, Essay Q&As, and Exam Tips give you ample opportunity to test your knowledge throughout the semester and leading up to the exam. Every title in the series is frequently updated and reviewed against new developments and recent cases covered in the leading casebooks. Emanuel Law Outlines provide a comprehensive breakdown of the law, more sweeping than most, for your entire study process. For more than thirty years, Emanuel Law Outlines have been the most trusted name in law school outlines. Here s why: Developed by Steve Emanuel when he was a law school student at Harvard, Emanuel Law Outlines became popular with other law students and spawned an industry of reliable study aids. (Having passed the California bar as well, Steve Emanuel is now a member of the New York, Connecticut, Maryland, and Virginia bars.) Each Outline is valuable throughout the course and again at exam time. Outline chapters provide comprehensive coverage of the topics, cases, and black letter law covered in the course and major casebooks, written in a way you can easily understand. The Quiz Yourself Q&A in each chapter and the Essay Q&A at the end provide ample opportunity to test your knowledge throughout the semester. Exam Tips alert you to the issues that commonly pop up on exams and to the fact patterns commonly used to test those items. The Capsule Summary an excellent exam preparation tool provides a quick review of the key concepts covered in the course. The comprehensive coverage is more sweeping than most outlines. Each Emanuel Law Outline is correlated to the leading casebooks. Every title is frequently updated and reviewed against new developments and recent cases covered in the leading casebooks. Tight uniformity of writing style and approach means that if you use one of these guides, you can be confident that the others will be of similar quality.

Professional Responsibility

Author: James E. Moliterno
Publisher: Aspen Publishers Online
ISBN: 0735562237
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The most trusted name in law school outlines, Emanuel Law Outlines support your class preparation, provide reference for your outline creation, and supply a comprehensive breakdown of topic matter for your entire study process. Created by Steven Emanuel, these course outlines have been relied on by generations of law students. Each title includes both capsule and detailed versions of the critical issues and key topics you must know to master the course. Also included are exam questions with model answers, an alpha-list of cases, and a cross reference table of cases for all of the leading casebooks. Emanuel Law OutlineFeatures: #1 outline choice among law students Comprehensive review of all major topics Capsule summary of all topics Cross-reference table of cases Time-saving format Great for exam prep

Professional Responsibility in Focus

Author: John P. Sahl
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 1454893990
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This first-edition casebook, part of our expanding Focus series, offers a comprehensive, practice-oriented approach to the legal and ethical rules governing lawyers and judges. By providing real-world scenarios throughout the text, this casebook gives students numerous opportunities to apply what they learn and solidify their understanding of important concepts. Clear explanatory text, case previews, and case follow-ups further clarify the rules and aid in student understanding. The casebook begins with an introduction to the legal profession, and follows with concise, well-written chapters on the attorney-client relationship, covering competence, confidentiality, and conflicts of interest; discussion of the lawyer as advocate; special issues in criminal practice; coverage of delivery of legal services and access to justice, and a final chapter on judicial ethics. The first chapter on moral responsibility of lawyers helps situate and contextualize the rule-centric discussion of legal ethics that follows, by inviting students to appreciate the various roles that lawyers play in the legal system, their responsibilities to multiple stakeholders, and competing values at play in professional regulation. Key Benefits: Key Concepts at the beginning of each chapter. Highlighted cases introduced with a Case Preview. Post-Case Follow-ups expand on the holding in the case. Real Life Applications present opportunities to challenge students to apply concepts covered in the case to realistic hypothetical cases. Several features at the end of each chapter to help students better understand the material: Applying the Rules, Summary, Professional Responsibility in Practice The experiential approach of the Focus series provides more opportunities for critical analysis and application of concepts covered in the chapters. Extensive discussions and materials exploring the impact of technology on the delivery of legal services and the ways in which technological changes impact lawyers’ professional duties. The chapter on access to justice and pro bono services takes a comprehensive look at the sources of the justice gap and proposed solutions.

Real Ethics for Real Lawyers

Author: Daniel R. Coquillette
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ISBN:
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Real Ethics for Real Lawyers is designed to teach professional responsibility courses using a lively, problem-centered approach. The author, Daniel Coquillette, the former Dean of Boston College Law School, is now the J. Donald Monan S.J. University Professor at Boston College and the Lester Kissel Visiting Professor at Harvard Law School. He has served as Chairman of the Massachusetts Bar Association Committee on Professional Ethics, as a member of the ABA Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility, and as an Advisor to the ALI Restatement of the Law Governing Lawyers. For eight years he was also an associate, and then a partner, of a major Boston law firm.It is the author's experiences as a practicing lawyer that directs this book. Real Ethics for Real Lawyers presents the issues of professional responsibility the way students are most likely to encounter them in practice, in the context of real problems. This not only makes for stimulating classes, but also permits for subtle analysis of the relevant cases and rules at many levels. As a convenience to the students, the book features clear introductions to each chapter, and a selection of the most important rules, making a costly "rules supplement" unnecessary. Many of the most recent rule changes and cases are included.There is also an important emphasis on the "core" moral values and ethical underpinnings of the professional rules. As the author states in his introduction: "There are many courses in law school that are important to your future, but none as important as this one. Relying on your inherent sense of virtue will not save you from serious trouble is you are ignorant of what is in this book. Most courses are about honing your professional skills. This course is about professional survival.Some would also say it is about another kind of survival that is even more important. How do you survive as a true professional, in a tough professional world, and also survive as a person?" Concisely and provocatively written, and designed for a two or three hour a week course, Real Ethics for Real Lawyers fills an important gap in the current selection of professional responsibility casebooks.

Elder Law in Context

Author: Rebecca C. Morgan
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 1454888032
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Elder Law in Context integrates cases, statutory materials, forms, policy and ethics to provide a well-rounded and comprehensive study of Elder Law. The book demonstrates that the law of any given practice area in reality isn't made up of discrete doctrinal areas but rather consists of interrelated and overlapping areas, and covers legal doctrine in contracts, agency, ethics, torts, constitutional law, administrative law, public law, criminal law and more, as they relate to Elder Law. This approach provides both an excellent and practical vehicle for learning Elder Law, but, by reviewing core doctrine from earlier and more foundational law school courses, it helps to prepare upper level students for the bar exam. The book provides ample opportunities for students to apply lessons, through the various problems and exercises throughout.