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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|
|Teaching period||Semester 2 (On campus)|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$679.70|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$3,212.40|
- LAWS 201, LAWS 202, LAWS 203, LAWS 204
- Limited to
- LLB, LLB(Hons)
- (i) Not all optional papers will be available in any given year. (ii) May not be credited together with LAWS477 passed in 1999-2001.
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- View more information on the Faculty of Law's website
- Teaching staff
- 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.
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- 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, legislation and case law 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).