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Circuit Splits

Important ideas:

  • Traditional method for seeking paper topics
  • Few decisions related to torts
  • Time-sensitive 

Text Books

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Professional Responsibility: A Context and Practice Casebook - Barbara Glesner Fines
Call Number: KF306 .F56 2013
ISBN: 1594606501
Publication Date: 2013
This text is directed toward the learning outcomes students need and want in a basic professional responsibility course: mastering the doctrine regarding the regulation of law practice (including express instruction on reading rules and researching the law of professional responsibility); forming a vision of themselves as an attorney and a career plan that fits that vision; learning to identify the risks of discipline, liability, or business and reputational loss; and acquiring skills to practice law in a way that reduces those risks. The book provides clear learning outcomes for each unit, learning tools such as self-tests, checklists and graphics. Each chapter includes practice problems, including exercises designed to integrate skills such as reflection, research, counseling, and drafting. An appendix provides students advice on preparing for the multistate professional responsibility exam, with practice multiple-choice problems.

Additional Ideas

Important ideas:

  • Traditional method for seeking paper topics
  • Time-sensitive 
  • Issues may have more of a Constitutional focus
  • SCOTUS Blog
  • Case Digests
    Available in print in the Law Library. See West's Michigan Digest or the Federal Practice Digest for some good examples.
  • ALR (American Law Reports)
    Available in print and on Lexis Advance or Westlaw.
  • Michigan Appellate Opinion Release
    Subscribe to the Michigan Courts' Opinions and Orders--the site gives researchers a variety of options for subscribing to court publications.
  • Network
    Talk to professors, peers, colleagues, employers, etc.

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