Key Features:Succinct and accessible explanation of lawyer law in question and answer format Numerous problems based on actual cases, in which students must analyze the ethical and strategic issues as if they were practicing lawyers Focus on issues that students are most likely to face in their early years of practice Stimulating presentation of materials, including cartoons, tables, and photos
New to the Fourth Edition:Updates of countless recent developments in lawyer law, including the amendments to Rules 1.6, 1.18 and 8.4 Up-to-date discussions of how the Internet is affecting law practice, including the use of e-mail and social media Engaging two-color design New chapter on the changing legal profession Reorganized so that the chapters match the practice MPRE questions in Lerman, Schrag, and Gupta’s Ethical Problems in the Practice of Law: Model Rules, State Variations and Practice Questions.
New to the Fifth Edition:Comprehensive updates to reflect the many new developments in this fast-moving field. The authors carefully revised the entire text, adding six new problems and countless new case examples to illustrate the operation of “lawyer law.” Expanded coverage of ethics issues for arbitrators and mediators. Expanded coverage of the ethical challenges and pitfalls faced by lawyers in light of advancing technology. Deeper discussion of issues of diversity and discrimination in the legal profession. Updated and enhanced materials on innovations and transformations in the legal profession and the regulation of lawyers in the United States and abroad, including innovation in financing law practice and litigation, and offshoring legal work. Additional material on continuing efforts to address the unmet need for legal services, including licensing of nonlawyers to provide limited legal services.
Professors and students will benefit from:Real-world problems, most based on actual cases, in which students are asked to step into the shoes of practicing lawyers to confront difficult ethical dilemmas that often arise in the early years of law practice. Problem-based approach, often based on real-life cases, offers students a practical way to test their understanding Problem method engages students and generates class discussion, because most problems present head-scratching dilemmas that students must puzzle through together Graphics (cartoons, tables, photos) throughout, which make the presentation lively and engaging Clear expositions of the law allow professors to devote the majority of class time to interactive discussion of the problems Transformation of a course from an often-boring upper-class requirement to a learning environment that is educationally rich, engaging and fun Shocking examples of recent lawyer misconduct maintain student interest A readable and enjoyable law school textbook