Course Details

Legal Ethics for Business Lawyers

This course explores the professional and ethical obligations of lawyers in a business practice. While we will survey the laws and rules that govern lawyers in a business practice, we will also focus on practical, "realworld" issues. Topics include the problems involving proper identification of the client, the role of the business lawyer as a gatekeeper or counselor, the protection of client confidences in a digital age, liability for client wrongdoings, conflicts of interests and the representation of corporate families, waivers and imputation, the ethics of negotiations, and rules of conduct in advocacy for business lawyers. We will consider issues that lawyers have faced in recent corporate scandals. Registration Requirements:This course satisfies the legal ethics graduation requirement Evaluation Method: -Class participation and attendance -Several written assignments and/or short quizzes -7 to 10 page research paper on approved topic Class Materials: Steinberg, Lawyering and Ethics for the Business Attorney, 3rd edition (West 2011) Lerman, Schrag and Gupta, Ethical Problems in the Practice of Law, Model Rules, State Variations and Practice Questions (Wolter Kluwer 2015-2016 edition)

Catalog Number: LITARB 600L


Course History

Fall 2017
Title: Legal Ethics for Business Lawyers
Faculty: Muchman, Wendy J. (courses | profile)
Foster, Mary K. (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 40     Actual: 38

Spring 2017
Title: Legal Ethics for Business Lawyers
Faculty: Muchman, Wendy J. (courses | profile)
Foster, Mary K. (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 40     Actual: 32

Fall 2016
Title: Legal Ethics for Business Lawyers
Faculty: Muchman, Wendy J. (courses | profile)
Foster, Mary K. (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 40     Actual: 34

Spring 2016
Title: Legal Ethics for Business Lawyers
Faculty: Muchman, Wendy J. (courses | profile)
Foster, Mary K. (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 40     Actual: 36

Fall 2015
Title: Legal Ethics for Business Lawyers
Faculty: Muchman, Wendy J. (courses | profile)
Foster, Mary K. (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 40     Actual: 40

Spring 2015
Title: Legal Ethics for Business Lawyers
Faculty: Mulaney, Ellen S. (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 50     Actual: 47

Fall 2014
Title: Legal Ethics for Business Lawyers
Faculty: Muchman, Wendy J. (courses | profile)
Foster, Mary K. (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 50     Actual: 47