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Real Ethics for Real Lawyers
  • Daniel R Coquillette, Boston College Law School

Real Ethics for Real Lawyers uses a lively, problem-centered approach to teach professional responsibility courses. The author, Daniel Coquillette, the former Dean of Boston College School of Law, is now the J. Donald Monan S.J. University Professor at Boston College School of Law and the Lester Kissel Visiting Professor at Harvard Law School. He has served as Chairman of the Massachusetts Bar Association Committee on Professional Ethics, as a member of the ABA Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility, and as an Advisor to the ALI Restatement of the Law Governing Lawyers. For eight years he was also an associate, and then a partner, of a major Boston law firm.

The author's experiences as a practicing lawyer directs this book. Real Ethics for Real Lawyers presents the issues of professional responsibility the way students are most likely to encounter them in practice, in the context of real problems. This not only makes for stimulating classes, but also permits subtle analysis of the relevant cases and rules at many levels. As a convenience to the students, the book features clear introductions to each chapter, and a selection of the most important rules, making a costly "rules supplement" unnecessary. Many of the most recent rule changes and cases are included.

Publication Date
Carolina Academic Press
Citation Information
Daniel R Coquillette. Real Ethics for Real Lawyers. Durham, NC(2005)
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