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Regulation of Lawyers: Problems of Law and Ethics

Eleventh Edition

Stephen Gillers
Elihu Root Professor of Law
New York University of Law

2017. 688 pages. ISBN: 978-1-4548-9129-1. With Teacher's Manual.

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Regulation of Lawyers: Problems of Law and Ethics, 11th 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 rules and from different perspectives, detailed notes, and an accessible and engaging style.

Hallmark features of Regulation of Lawyers: Problems of Law and Ethics:

  • High-profile author—Professor Gillers is a highly visible and recognized national authority on professional responsibility
  • Comprehensive coverage—includes the full range of professional responsibility issues
  • Excellent case selection
  • Manageable length
  • Well-balanced mix of 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 based on actual events, and which facilitate class discussion and enable students to understand the rules and regulations that will govern their professional behavior
  • Detailed and challenging notes—providing in-depth treatment of the issues
  • Accessible and engaging style—characterized by variety, clarity, and humor
  • Discussion beyond the rules and from different perspectives—to recognize that the law is not necessarily self-evident and covers many subtleties

Thoroughly updated, the Eleventh Edition presents:
  • Notes on Recent Supreme Court opinions: Williams v. Pa.; N.C.  Board of Dental Examiners v. FTC; Williams-Yulee v. The Florida Bar
  • Discussion of the relationship between Rule 3.8 and the Brady obligation
  • ABA Rule 8.4(g) forbidding discrimination or harassment in law practice
  • New cases and materials on a lawyer-agent’s binding authority, discipline for invading an opposing lawyer’s attorney-client relationship, racially biased prosecutorial summations, the definition of “the practice of law” and its effect on the market for legal services, the LegalZoom settlement with North Carolina, improper inferences in jury arguments, causation requirements in proving criminal defense lawyer malpractice, and lawyer liability for fraud in negotiations
  • New and revised problems

Preface / Sample Chapters