LAW452 focuses upon the main areas of professional responsibility of lawyers:
- to clients;
- to the court / administration of justice; and
- to the profession and community.
It commences with a discussion of ethics and professionalism, before moving onto the character (and other) requirements for admission to practice.
The unit combines both theory and practical elements, and seeks to challenge students in assessing not only what ethical conduct for lawyers may involve, but to ponder the boundaries of ethical (and unethical) conduct in this context. To this end, beyond the three core sections noted above, the unit concludes by investigating standards of professional conduct from the perspective of professional discipline.
|Unit name||Legal Ethics|
|Faculty/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
Faculty of Law
Prof. Gino Dal Pont
Prof. Gino Dal Pont
|Available as student elective?||No|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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- Analyse, appraise and explain legal ethics and its relationship to the main areas of professional responsibility for lawyers.
- Apply and defend decisions chosen to resolve hypothetical factual scenarios demonstrating ethical conduct.
- Research and analyse a legal topic or problem pertaining to legal ethics.
- Work collaboratively in a group environment to prepare and submit an ethical approach to resolve a deliberately polemic topic.
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50 credit points of Advanced Law core
You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:
Two hour lecture per week and one tutorial / seminar per fortnight.
Short essay assignment, 1500 words (25%), Problem assignment, 1500 words (25%), Exam, 2 hours (50%)
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
G E Dal Pont, Lawyers' Professional Responsibility, 6th ed, Lawbook Co, 2017
|Links||Booktopia textbook finder|
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