Professional Responsibility: Emerging Issues

Law 487



Rigorous Writing Experience (RWE)



This course explores current topics in legal ethics confronting civil and criminal litigators, namely Rule 11; the Sarbanes-Oxley Act; the attorney-client privilege, particularly with respect to how the application of the material support provisions of the Patriot Act may alter the function of this privilege as well as the duty of confidentiality; judicial ethics; ethical duties toward pro se litigants; attorneys' fees; and other current debates such as that surrounding the exemption of government attorneys from rule 8.4 (dishonesty, fraud), Rule 4.2 (contact with represented persons) to allow the pursuit of terrorists through "sting" operations, and the ethics of a national security lawyer. This course meets the requirement for Professional Responsibility credit and cannot be taken if you have already satisfied this requirement.

M. Chopas (Adjunct)

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