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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.

    About this paper

    Paper title Legal Ethics
    Subject Law
    EFTS 0.1
    Points 15 points
    Teaching period Semester 2 (On campus)
    Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD ) $730.20
    International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.
    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.
    Teaching staff

    Associate Professor Selene Mize


    Course readings via eReserve.

    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 will:

    • 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).


    Semester 2

    Teaching method
    This paper is taught On Campus
    Learning management system


    Stream Days Times Weeks
    A1 Monday 13:00-13:50 29-35, 37-42
    Wednesday 13:00-13:50 29-35, 37-42
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