Credit units: 3
Offered: Either Term 1 or Term 2
Weekly hours: 3 Lecture hours
Department: Law (Dean's Office)
Introduces students to i) the roles, responsibilities and authority of the legal profession and ii) the legal and ethical duties of lawyers in the practice of law. The regulation of various aspects of the profession - admission, regulation of the practice of law, lawyer discipline, etc. are critically examined. As well, students will learn the elements of a lawyer's duties to client, the court and others, including himself or herself. This involves an understanding of the lawyer's role in the adversary system, the nature of lawyer-client confidentiality, integrity and conflicts of interest in various roles performed by lawyers.
Note: Students with credit for LAW 497 will not receive credit for this course.
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