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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 First Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $659.10
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $2,970.20

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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, Dr Mary Foley

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
A1 Wednesday 15:00-15:50 9-16, 18-22
Thursday 15:00-15:50 9-16, 18-22

Tutorial

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
A1 Monday 11:00-11:50 12, 14, 16, 19, 21
A2 Monday 11:00-11:50 13, 15, 18, 20, 22
A3 Monday 12:00-12:50 12, 14, 16, 19, 21
A4 Monday 12:00-12:50 13, 15, 18, 20, 22
A5 Monday 13:00-13:50 13, 15, 18, 20, 22
A6 Wednesday 10:00-10:50 12, 14, 16, 19, 21
A7 Wednesday 10:00-10:50 13, 15, 18, 20, 22
A8 Wednesday 11:00-11:50 12, 14, 16, 19, 21
A9 Wednesday 11:00-11:50 13, 15, 18, 20, 22
A10 Monday 17:00-17:50 12, 14, 16, 19, 21
A11 Monday 17:00-17:50 13, 15, 18, 20, 22
A12 Wednesday 13:00-13:50 12, 14, 16, 19, 21
A13 Wednesday 13:00-13:50 13, 15, 18, 20, 22
A14 Thursday 12:00-12:50 13, 15, 18, 20, 22
A15 Monday 13:00-13:50 12, 14, 16, 19, 21
A16 Thursday 12:00-12:50 12, 14, 16, 19, 21
A17 Thursday 16:00-16:50 13, 15, 18, 20, 22
A18 Tuesday 14:00-14:50 12, 14, 16, 19, 21
A19 Monday 12:00-12:50 13, 15, 18, 20, 22

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 Tuition Fees for 2020 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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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, Dr Mary Foley

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, 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).

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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
A1 Monday 13:00-13:50 28-34, 36-41
Wednesday 13:00-13:50 28-34, 36-41

Tutorial

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
A1 Monday 11:00-11:50 31, 33, 36, 38, 40
A2 Monday 11:00-11:50 32, 34, 37, 39, 41
A3 Monday 12:00-12:50 31, 33, 36, 38, 40
A4 Monday 12:00-12:50 32, 34, 37, 39, 41
A5 Monday 12:00-12:50 32, 34, 37, 39, 41
A6 Monday 13:00-13:50 32, 34, 37, 39, 41
A7 Monday 13:00-13:50 31, 33, 36, 38, 40
A8 Monday 17:00-17:50 31, 33, 36, 38, 40
A9 Monday 17:00-17:50 32, 34, 37, 39, 41
A10 Tuesday 14:00-14:50 31, 33, 36, 38, 40
A11 Wednesday 10:00-10:50 31, 33, 36, 38, 40
A12 Wednesday 10:00-10:50 32, 34, 37, 39, 41
A13 Wednesday 11:00-11:50 31, 33, 36, 38, 40
A14 Wednesday 11:00-11:50 32, 34, 37, 39, 41
A15 Wednesday 13:00-13:50 31, 33, 36, 38, 40
A16 Wednesday 13:00-13:50 32, 34, 37, 39, 41
A17 Thursday 12:00-12:50 32, 34, 37, 39, 41
A18 Thursday 12:00-12:50 31, 33, 36, 38, 40
A19 Thursday 16:00-16:50 32, 34, 37, 39, 41