Turn the dog of the law school curriculum into the delight for students and professors alike! Legal Ethics for the Real World: Building Skills Through Case Study makes any professional responsibility course relevant and lively with ease. With eight chapters based upon real cases, real people, real documents, and real problems, this text incorporates Early Lawyering Literacy skills identified by the authors and recognized widely by the ABA and others. These case studies will aid students’ mastery of core concepts regularly tested on the Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam and encountered in everyday law practice.

This second edition includes updates to all studies as well as a new case study on judicial recusal.

This highly accessible and affordable book can be used on its own or as a supplement to your current casebook as an ideal way to include experiential learning and skills-based exercises into your existing curriculum with minimal time invested in preparation or assessment.

Bring legal ethics to life in a way that enhances your teaching and your students’ understanding by engaging in these real world scenarios!

Imprint: Foundation Press
Series: Building Skills Series
Publication Date: 06/01/2022
Related Subject(s): Professional Identity Formation

Renee Knake Jefferson, University of Houston Law Center

M. Ellen Murphy, Wake Forest University School of Law


This title is available in our CasebookPlus format. CasebookPlus provides support beyond your classroom lectures and materials by offering additional digital resources to you and your students. Anchored by faculty-authored formative self-assessments keyed to our most popular casebooks, CasebookPlus allows students to test their understanding of core concepts as they are learning them in class – on their own, outside of the classroom, with no extra work on your part. CasebookPlus combines three important elements:

  • A new print or digital casebook
  • Access to a downloadable eBook with the ability to highlight and add notes
  • 12-month access to a digital Learning Library complete with:
Multiple-choice self-assessment questions, including:
  • Chapter questions keyed to the casebook
  • Black Letter Law questions (available in select subjects)
  • Subject area review questions for end of semester use
Essay and short answer questions with sample answers and expert commentary, in 1L and select upper-level subjects

Leading digital study aids, an outline starter, and audio lectures in select subjects

Students can still utilize CasebookPlus digital resources if they’ve purchased a used book or are renting their text by purchasing the Learning Library at westacademic.com.

With CasebookPlus, you can customize your students’ learning experience and monitor their performance. The quiz editor allows you to create your own custom quiz set, suppress specific quiz questions or quiz sets, and time-release quiz questions. Additionally, the flexible, customized reporting capability helps you evaluate your students’ understanding of the material and can also help your school demonstrate compliance with the new ABA Assessment and Learning Outcomes standards.

This second edition includes updates to all studies as well as a new case study on judicial recusal.

Learn more about this series.