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Advanced Legal Ethics

Course Information

Course #: LAW 866
Degree: LLM Program
Area of Study:
  • Family Law

This course will provide an in-depth analysis of the ethical issues currently facing the legal profession. Although the course will primarily focus on ethical issues that face the family law attorney, the issues have a broader application to the entire profession. Many "hot topics" in legal ethics will be discussed, including but not limited to client confidentiality, conflicts of interest, dealing with dishonest clients, e-discovery, and the use of social networking in litigation and in marketing a legal practice. Students will be graded on the basis of a short paper and presentation regarding a topic of their choice and class discussion of the problems presented. The class is open both to students in the Family Law LL.M. program and to J.D. students. 
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Credit Hours

Two credit hours.