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American University Washington College of Law    
 
    
 
  Jan 21, 2018
 
2016-2017 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

LAW - 915 Legal Ethics Trial Lawyers


(3 hrs,)

This class surveys the ethical terrain for litigators in both the criminal and civil context. The course uses case law, bar opinions, and role play exercises developed by the National Institute of Trial Advocacy (NITA) to allow students to identify and resolve ethical issues through simulated exercises. This course is a practical, exercise driven course that sensitizes students to the common conflicts that arise in litigation, informs them of the rules that govern their conduct, and allows them to work through conflicts in a safe environment where mistakes are not costly to themselves or their clients. LAW-550 Legal Ethics (LAW-550) or LAW-551 Professional Responsibility: Theory and Practice Guggenheim, Uston Spring