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||First Semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$659.10|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$2,970.20|
- 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 LAWS 477 passed in 1999-2001.
- More information link
- View more information on the Faculty of Law's website
- Teaching staff
Associate Professor Selene Mize, Dr Mary Foley
- 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 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