Legal Ethics and Professional Conduct

Module code: M3107
Level 6
15 credits in spring semester
Teaching method: Seminar
Assessment modes: Essay

This module will deliver a grounding in the theory and practise of lawyers' ethics, conduct and regulation.

The areas focused on will be topical and intellectually interesting including:

  • ideas of legal professionalism
  • professional power and culture
  • considerations of professional education, ethics, governance, regulation, discipline and dispute resolution.

Module learning outcomes

  • Demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of contemporary academic and practitioner-led debates about lawyers' ethics, conduct and regulation
  • Demonstrate detailed knowledge about the different kinds of ethics, principles and regulatory tools relevant to lawyers
  • Demonstrate understanding of advanced academic and practitioner debates regarding the future of lawyers' ethics and regulation
  • Demonstrate an ability to undertake independent research