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LAW 2900 - Lawyer Malpractice


This course examines the growth and development of a rapidly evolving area of substantive law encompassing topics such as legal malpractice, lawyer liabilities and client remedies. Students are exposed to and come to appreciate the impact of consumerism in a litigious society and how those forces are being increasingly turned against the legal profession. Analysis of theories is thoroughly explored as the foundation of legal malpractice suits and is developed into other areas and theories on which a lawyer can be held responsible for damages to clients and others. Such other areas include breach of fiduciary duty, RICO and consumer protection statutes. A central purpose of the course is to stimulate students’ analytical skills by exposing them to several different substantive areas of law within the context of a legal malpractice setting. At the same time, students become sensitive to the need for and acquire the know-how to assist them in furnishing high-quality legal services.

Credits: 2 or 3





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