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Regulation of Lawyers: Problems of Law and Ethics, Twelfth Edition

  • Stephen Gillers
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Regulation of Lawyers: Problems of Law and Ethics, 12th edition goes beyond the rules in teaching students the subtle differences between proper and improper conduct. Writing in his direct and lively style, Stephen Gillers explores the subtleties and nuances of the legal and ethical rules governing lawyers and judges. From great teaching cases, timely materials, and realistic problems, students come away with new insight, equipped to detect and avoid improper conduct over the course of their professional careers. Refined through years of classroom use, this casebook also offers comprehensive coverage, a balanced mix of materials, discussion beyond the rulesand from different perspectives, detailed notes, and an accessible and engaging style.

New to the Twelfth Edition:

  • McCoy v. Louisiana on allocation of decisionmaking authority between lawyer and client (U.S. Supreme Court 2018).
  • Material on the criticism of Prof. Ronald S. Sullivan, Jr. for joining the Harvey Weinstein defense.
  • Discussion of the debate over Rule 8.4(g), which forbids bias and harassment in law practice. Three problems test its application and First Amendment limits.
  • 17 new problems and revision of many old ones.
  • Enhanced material on judicial disqualification and bias in the courts.
  • Enhanced material on challenges to the bar’s monopoly on the sale of for- profit legal services.
  • Swinomish Indian Tribal Community v. BNSF Ry. Co., where the Ninth Circuit asked prominent law firms to defend discrepancies in their characterization of the record.

Professors and students will benefit from:

  • High-profile author—ProfessorGillers is a highly visible and recognized national authority on professional responsibility
  • Comprehensive coverage thatincludes the full range of professional responsibility issues
  • Well-balanced mixof cases, secondary sources, and timely materials, often drawn from recent headlines, and which supports its comprehensive coverage of professional responsibility issues
  • Realistic, helpful, and abundant problems, many of which are based on actual events, and which facilitate class discussion and enable students to understand the rules and regulations that will govern their professional behavior
  • Discussion beyond the rules and from different perspectives to recognize that the law is not necessarily self-evident and covers many subtleties
  • Excellent case selection
  • Manageable length
  • Detailed and challenging notes that provide in-depth treatment of the issues
  • Accessible and engaging style characterized by variety, clarity, and humor
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