Professional Responsibility: Ethics in Criminal Advocacy

This course focuses on the ethical responsibilities of prosecutors and criminal defense lawyers. Topics include the allocation of decision-making authority, the duty of confidentiality and its limits, conflicts of interests, and ethical responsibilities in the investigation and trial of criminal cases. While focusing on the codified standards of professional responsibility, the course will also explore the relationship between the Constitution and ethical rules as well as how problems left unresolved by those rules ought to be addressed. A paper will be required. Enrollment is limited.
Credits: 3

Type: SEM

Does this course satisfy the writing requirement? Yes

Additional information: This course can be used to satisfy the Professional Responsibility Requirement and the Writing Requirement.