PHIL 327. Legal Ethics

An exploration of moral issues inherent in the practice of law, such as the limits of the duty of loyalty to one’s client, confidentiality, lawyer advertising, the duty to make legal services available to all citizens, plea-bargaining, the use of unfair tactics, conflicts of interest and the extent to which the lawyer is subject to different moral norms than the average citizen. Students will learn basic legal research skills which can be employed to research and evaluate major issues of legal ethics. 
Offered: Offered periodically
Credits: 3