Course, Casebooks, and Assignments

THE UNIVERSITY OF AKRON
School of Law

Spring Semester 2013
Course, Casebook, and Assignment Listing Classes begin January 14, 2013

9200:612-002 Belsky Professional Responsibility
Casebook(s):

Req: Gillers, Regulation of Lawyers, 9th ed., 2013, Wolters Kluwer 9781454802990
Req: Gillers and R. Simon,Regulation of Lawyers - Statutes and Standards, 2012 ed., Wolters Kluwer
9780735508613 This volume includes the Model Rules of Professional Conduct [MR].

Assignment:

1. Wed. 1/16/2013

I. Introduction

A. The Concept of Professional Responsiblity and Professionalism

Gillers at xxv to xxviii; 1 to 18

MR - Introduction, preamble and Scope

B. Overview - The Attorney-Client Relationship

1. Defining the Client-Lawyer Relationship

Gillers at 21-25

MR - Preamble ¶ 2, Rule 1.18

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2. Fri. 1/18/2013

2. The Basic Core Duty of “Competence”

Gillers at 25 to 26; 632-34; 650-664; 727-28
MR Scope, ¶ 19, 20
MR Rules 1.1 1.2; 1.3; 1.4; 1.8(h); 7.4

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3. Wed. 1/23/2013

II. Confidentiality

A. General Principles
Gillers at 27 to 36
MR 1.6; 1.8 (b); 1.9 (c)

B. Entity Clients
Gillers at 36-42; 47-51
MR 1.13; 4.2, Comment 7

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4. Fri. 1/25/2013

C. Exceptions - Generally
Gillers at 51-52
MR 1.6 (b)

(1). Self-defense & Waiver
Gillers at 52-56
MR 1.6 (b)(4) & (5)

2. Crime and Fraud
Gillers at 56-60; 467-69
MR 1.2 (d); MR 1.6 (b)(1) to (b)(4); MR 1.13

3. Other
Gillers at 26-29; 60-63; 517-521
MR 1.6 (b)(6)


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