Course Details

Legal Ethics for Public Interest and Government Lawyers

Public interest and government lawyering are unique areas of practice and present distinct ethical issues. While we will study the substantive law governing all lawyers regardless of their practice area, this course focuses on the ethical challenges most frequently encountered in public sector (including government), public interest or cause or lawyering. Topics for discussion will include identification of the client; competence; confidentiality; allocation of decision-making authority; conflicts of interest between clients; lawyer wellness, and litigation issues unique to these practice areas. We will discuss the special responsibilities of being a government lawyer, and ethical issues for prosecutors. This course satisfies the ethics requirements for graduation.

Catalog Number: LITARB 600P
Additional Course Information: Meets Ethics degree requirment


Course History

Fall 2020
Title: Legal Ethics for Public Interest and Government Lawyers
Faculty: Muchman, Wendy J. (courses | profile)
Foster, Mary K.
Section: 1     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 40     Actual: 40

Spring 2020
Title: Legal Ethics for Public Interest and Government Lawyers
Faculty: Muchman, Wendy J. (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 40     Actual: 29

Spring 2019
Title: Legal Ethics for Public Interest and Government Lawyers
Faculty: Muchman, Wendy J. (courses | profile)
Foster, Mary K.
Section: 1     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 40     Actual: 14

Spring 2018
Title: Legal Ethics for Public Interest and Government Lawyers
Faculty: Muchman, Wendy J. (courses | profile)
Foster, Mary K.
Section: 1     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 40     Actual: 13