Instructor(s): Allan Hutchinson

For graduate students, the course number is LAW7031HF.

Room: J140

This course satisfies the “Legal Ethics” graduation requirement.

Students taking this course may not enroll in LAW362H - Legal Ethics.

Schedule:
November 7th 9:00 am -12:00 and 1:30 - 3:30 pm
November 8th 9:00 am -12:00 and 1:30 - 3:30 pm
November 9th 9:00 am -12:00 and 1:30 - 3:30 pm
November 10th 9:00 am -12:00 and 1:30 - 3:30 pm
November 11th 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Note: The deadline for dropping or adding this intensive course is November 7th at 5:00 pm.

This course is an introduction to legal ethics and the regulation of the legal profession. It will examine topics such as the lawyer-client relationship, confidentiality, conflicts of interest, the duty of loyalty and ethics in advocacy, counselling and negotiations. Issues in regulation include the merits of self-governance, alternative business practices and the scope of permitted practice. The focus is on the Federation of Law Societies of Canada’s Model Code of Professional Conduct, Ontario law, and the broader Canadian context. The course will predominantly use a lecture format although some time will be devoted to student analysis of case studies and discussion.

Evaluation
24-hour take-home examination (100%) to be given one week after the course ends.

At a Glance

First Term
Credits
2
Hours
24

Enrolment

Maximum
60

59 JD
1 LLM/SJD/MSL/NDEGS/SJD U