About the Book
Regulation of Lawyers: Problems of Law and Ethics
New York University
2012. 1220 pages. ISBN: 978-1-4548-0299-9. With Teacher’s Manual and Annual Statutory Supplement.
About the Book
Writing in his direct and lively style, Stephen Gillers explores the subtleties and nuances of the legal and ethical rules governing lawyers and judges. From great teaching cases, timely materials, and realistic problems, students come away with new insight, equipped to detect and avoid improper conduct over the course of their professional careers.
Refined through years of classroom use, this casebook offers:
- Comprehensive coverage—Covers the full range of professional responsibility issues
- Well-balanced mix of cases, law review articles, timely materials (often drawn from recent headlines), engaging problems, and challenging notes
- Goes beyond the rules—Recognizing that the law is not necessarily self-evident and covers many subtleties, Gillers discusses the rules from different perspectives. Students are thus better equipped to detect and avoid improper conduct in their professional life than if they had learned the rules alone
- Excellent case selection—Relevant cases exemplify multiple variations on particular themes.
- Realistic, helpful problems—Plentiful short problems enable students to understand the rules and regulations that will govern their professional behavior
- Detailed notes provide in-depth treatment of the issues
- High-profile author—Steven Gillers is a highly visible and recognized national authority on professional responsibility
- Accessible and engaging style—The writing is characterized by variety, clarity, and at times, humor
- Accompanied by an outstanding annual statutory supplement—Co-authored by Roy D. Simon, the popular Regulation of Lawyers: Statutes and Standards covers all major, minor, and state variations on the rules governing lawyers and judges
New to the Ninth Edition:
- The book is shorter, the type larger, and there are many revised and new problems.
- Expanded treatment on the ethical and legal obligations of prosecutors and the liability of their employers for violations of constitutional rights (including the Supreme Court's opinion in Connick v. Thompson).
- Citation to the Supreme Court cases on effective assistance of counsel in plea bargains in Maples v. Thomas (finding abandonment in the Sullivan & Cromwell mailroom mix up case)
- The decision of King & Spalding to withdraw as counsel to the House of Representatives in the defense of DOMA.
- Judicial disqualification under the Due Process Clause (Caperton v. Massey Coal)
- A note on lower court decisions in the wake of Republican Party of Minnesota v. White. Citation to the denial of privilege for in-house counsel in the European Union (Akzo Nobel Chemicals Ltd. v. Comm'n of European
Communities) and the new rules on law firm ownership in the U.K. and Australia.
- Updated material on a criminal defense lawyer's duty when coming into possession of inculpatory real evidence.
- The dislocating effects of technology and cross-border practice on the traditional (geography based) model for regulating lawyers.
- The relationship between conflict rules and civil liability.
- The Ninth Circuit's opinion in U.S. v. Corona dealing with U.S. v. Hammad and the no contact rule in criminal cases.
- A note on the work of the 20/20 Commission including alternate
business structures, litigation financing, and the ethics of outsourcing legal work.
You can depend on author Stephen Gillers to provide a stimulating and dynamic classroom experience. Through eight editions, Regulation of Lawyers has consistently responded to the times by mapping a legal and ethical landscape with penetrating insight.