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LAWS463 Legal Ethics

An introduction to ethical analysis including an examination of various theories of ethics; the applicability of ethical analysis to legal practice; the concept of a profession and the ethical and professional duties of practitioners; and the wider responsibilities of lawyers in the community.

Paper title Legal Ethics
Paper code LAWS463
Subject Law
EFTS 0.1000
Points 15 points
Teaching period Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $633.50
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $2,720.00

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Prerequisite
LAWS 201, LAWS 202, LAWS 203, LAWS 204
Limited to
LLB, LLB(Hons)
Notes
(i) Not all optional papers will be available in any given year. (ii) May not be credited together with LAWS 477 passed in 1999-2001.
Contact
law@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Associate Professor Selene Mize
Professor Richard Mahoney
Textbooks
Course materials provided.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Environmental literacy, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
By the end of this paper, students should:
  • Be able to identify main approaches to the role of lawyers
  • Be familiar with the role professional rules play in the areas canvassed by the paper
  • Be able to identify and deal with ethical and professional issues arising from specific situations in practice.
  • Be able to articulate the advantages and disadvantages of various ethical stances
Successful completion of this paper is mandatory for admission to the profession for those who complete LLB studies after 31 July 2000 (it is not a compulsory subject for the LLB).

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Timetable

Second Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Monday 13:00-13:50 28-34, 36-41
Wednesday 13:00-13:50 28-34, 36-40

Tutorial

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
T1 Monday 11:00-11:50 29, 31, 33, 36, 38
T2 Monday 11:00-11:50 30, 32, 34, 37, 39
T3 Monday 12:00-12:50 29, 31, 33, 36, 38
T4 Monday 12:00-12:50 30, 32, 34, 37, 39
T5 Tuesday 12:00-12:50 29, 31, 33, 36, 38
T6 Tuesday 12:00-12:50 30, 32, 34, 37, 39
T7 Tuesday 13:00-13:50 29, 31, 33, 36, 38
T8 Tuesday 13:00-13:50 30, 32, 34, 37, 39
T9 Wednesday 12:00-12:50 29, 31, 33, 36, 38
T10 Wednesday 12:00-12:50 30, 32, 34, 37, 39
T11 Wednesday 14:00-14:50 29, 31, 33, 36, 38
T12 Wednesday 14:00-14:50 30, 32, 34, 37, 39
T13 Wednesday 15:00-15:50 29, 31, 33, 36, 38
T14 Wednesday 15:00-15:50 30, 32, 34, 37, 39

An introduction to ethical analysis including an examination of various theories of ethics; the applicability of ethical analysis to legal practice; the concept of a profession and the ethical and professional duties of practitioners; and the wider responsibilities of lawyers in the community.

Paper title Legal Ethics
Paper code LAWS463
Subject Law
EFTS 0.1000
Points 15 points
Teaching period First Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2018 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

^ Top of page

Prerequisite
LAWS 201, LAWS 202, LAWS 203, LAWS 204
Limited to
LLB, LLB(Hons)
Notes
(i) Not all optional papers will be available in any given year. (ii) May not be credited together with LAWS 477 passed in 1999-2001.
Contact
law@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Associate Professor Selene Mize
Textbooks
Course materials provided.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Environmental literacy, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
By the end of this paper, students should:
  • Be able to identify main approaches to the role of lawyers
  • Be familiar with the role professional rules play in the areas canvassed by the paper
  • Be able to identify and deal with ethical and professional issues arising from specific situations in practice.
  • Be able to articulate the advantages and disadvantages of various ethical stances
Successful completion of this paper is mandatory for admission to the profession for those who complete LLB studies after 31 July 2000 (it is not a compulsory subject for the LLB).

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Timetable

First Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Wednesday 15:00-15:50 9-13, 15-16, 18-22
Friday 15:00-15:50 9-12, 15-22

Tutorial

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
T1 Monday 11:00-11:50 10, 12, 15, 18, 20
T2 Monday 11:00-11:50 11, 13, 16, 19, 21
T3 Monday 12:00-12:50 10, 12, 15, 18, 20
T4 Monday 12:00-12:50 11, 13, 16, 19, 21
T5 Monday 13:00-13:50 10, 12, 15, 18, 20
T6 Monday 13:00-13:50 11, 13, 16, 19, 21
T7 Tuesday 12:00-12:50 10, 12, 15, 18, 20
T8 Tuesday 12:00-12:50 11, 13, 16, 19, 21
T9 Tuesday 13:00-13:50 10, 12, 15, 18, 20
T10 Tuesday 13:00-13:50 11, 13, 16, 19, 21
T11 Wednesday 10:00-10:50 10, 12, 15, 18, 20
T12 Wednesday 10:00-10:50 11, 13, 16, 19, 21
T13 Wednesday 11:00-11:50 10, 12, 15, 18, 20
T14 Wednesday 11:00-11:50 11, 13, 16, 19, 21