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Lea B. Vaughn
LAW B 510
Seattle Campus

Problems of Professional Responsibility

Class description

This required course examines the boundaries of ethical conduct described by a detailed study of the Rules of Professional Conduct. The rules will be assessed using a comparative focus, e.g. looking at equivalent state rules, including those of Washington State, as well as other sources of regulation. In turn, this will broaden out to explore ethical dilemmas inherent in practice and the adversary system itself. During the first two weeks of the course, the focus will be on an intense review of the prevailing Model Rules of Professional Conduct. Thereafter, a variety of instructional techniques will be used, including small group discussions, guest lecturers and videotapes.

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The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Lea B. Vaughn
Date: 10/03/2002