Instructor(s): Markus Dubber, Edward Morgan

This section of this course is offered on campus, for students who can attend in person. This course will meet once a week in person. In order to safeguard the health and safety of students, there is a possibility that all sections of this class will convert to a remote format for all or part of the term. To enrol in this course all students must meet or exceed the tech requirements for enrolment in University of Toronto courses, which can be found here []

Note: This course satisfies the "Legal Ethics" graduation requirement.

This course introduces students to legal ethics and professional responsibility. The foundations of ethical reasoning, the Rules of Professional Conduct, and the principles and values which underlie legal ethics will be examined. Topics to be considered may include: the solicitor-client relationship, the roles and responsibilities of the advocate in civil and criminal litigation, conflicts of interest, privilege and confidentiality, whistle-blowing, the roles and responsibilities of corporate or government counsel, and the regulation of the legal profession.

3-hour open book examination (100%).
Academic year
2020 - 2021

At a Glance

Second Term



65 JD


Th: 6:30 - 8:30 pm (in-class)