Legal Ethics in a Nutshell

Author: Rotunda, Ronald D
Edition: 5th
Copyright Date: 2018
  • Publication Date: April 11th, 2018
  • ISBN: 9781640205970
  • Subject: Professional Responsibility/Ethics
  • Series: Nutshells
  • Type: Overviews
  • Description: Many law professors aim to probe deep ethical issues in class. But they also need to cover the material that the Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination requires. The Rotunda Nutshell fulfils that need as it digests the Model Rules in an engaging, analytical, and often critical way. In a surprisingly pithy manner, this book places the Rules in an historic context that lets the student understand problems with prior versions of the Rules, which led to the present version. The Nutshell also analyzes the American Law Institute's Restatement of the Law Governing Lawyers, Third. This approach frees up precious class time for important normative issues. And, this Nutshell helps your students come up with better answers to your Socratic questions than you anticipated. This book has proved so popular as an explanation of the basic principles of legal ethics that it has been translated into Japanese and used there to teach American legal ethics.