Loyola University Chicago

School of Law

Advocacy and Dispute Resolution

158: Litigation Ethics

Credit Hours




This course focuses on ethics and professional responsibility issues specific to the litigation context. It will address the core principles in the Model Rules of Professional Responsibility pertinent to the litigation practice: competence, communication, candor, confidentiality, conflicts of interest and client control. These topics will be considered in a "real world" situation format. In addition, certain practice issues such as engagement letters, fee agreements, termination of representation and disengagement, false testimony or evidence and corrective measures, safeguarding privileged communications and client confidences, multi-jurisdictional practice, supervisory responsibility, lateral mobility, malpractice insurance and professional discipline and other consequences of rules violations or other misconduct will be taken up and discussed. There is a paper obligation and a responsibility to present that paper in class, but no exam. (Wiseman)