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 seven 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 Multi-State Professional Responsibility Exam and encountered in everyday law practice.

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. Professors Knake and Murphy equip you with detailed instructions and background in the teacher’s manual to allow the newest professor and the most experienced to seamlessly add these components to your course.

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: 06/11/2018
Related Subject(s): Legal Clinic

Renee N. Knake Jefferson, University of Houston Law Center

M. Ellen Murphy, Wake Forest University School of Law


This title is available in our CasebookPlus format. Anchored by faculty-authored 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.


Adopt the CasebookPlus option of your chosen text and provide your students with all the tools they need to gauge their understanding of the material—on their own, outside of the classroom, with no extra work on your part.

For faculty who wish to view their students’ quiz progress and results, we’ve added new optional customizable reporting capability that can help you evaluate your students’ understanding of the material. This feedback can also help your school demonstrate compliance with the new ABA Assessment and Learning Outcomes standards. Learn more about the reporting available to you from your Account Manager or view the course set-up instructions to get started.


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