Cases and Materials on the Legal Profession

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Thomson/West, 2003 - Law - 353 pages
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Includes segments from Esquire, Legal Times, Texas Monthly, and Confessions of a Criminal Lawyer, as well as stimulating cases and law review articles. The order roughly tracks the ABA Model Rules. The casebook teaches students to think critically about the legal profession, yet avoids the cynicism that so often accompanies discussions of the profession. Includes introduction to the legal profession; the lawyer-client relationship; confidentiality and the attorney-client privilege; conflicts of interest; lawyer advocacy and its limits; business problems in the practice of law; provision of legal services; and judges.

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Chapter OneIntroduction To the Legal Profession
Introduction To the Legal Profession
Sources Of Law Governing Lawyers

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Robert F. Cochran Jr. (J.D., University of Virginia) is Louis D. Brandeis Professor of Law at Pepperdine University; founder and director of the Herbert and Elinor Nootbaar Institute on Law, Religion, and Ethics; and founder of Pepperdine's Union Rescue Mission Legal Clinic. His numerous works include Faith and Law: How Religious Traditions from Calvinism to Islam View American Law (NYU Press, 2008); Law and Community (Rowman & Littlefield, 2003, with Robert M. Ackerman; and Christian Perspectives on Legal Thought (Yale University Press, 2001), with Michael McConnell and Angela Carmella.

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